contact dermatitis

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the skin caused by an allergic reaction to contact with an animal, vegetable, or chemical substance. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for contact dermatitis

contact dermatitis


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