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contact dermatitis


noun Pathology.

inflammation of the skin caused by an allergic reaction to contact with an animal, vegetable, or chemical substance.

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Medicine definitions for contact dermatitis

contact dermatitis


n.

An acute or chronic skin inflammation resulting from contact with an irritating substance or allergen.
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