AskDefine | Define dermatitis

Dictionary Definition

dermatitis n : inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters

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From sc=polytonic, from sc=polytonic, from sc=polytonic.


  1. Inflammation of the skin


Inflammation of the skin
  • Hungarian: bőrgyulladás
  • Italian: dermatite

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Extensive Definition

Dermatitis is a blanket term meaning any "inflammation of the skin" (e.g. rashes etc.). There are several different types. Usually all of them have in common an allergic reaction to specific allergens. The term may be used to refer to eczema, which is also known as Dermatitis eczema.

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dermatitis in Catalan: dermatitis
dermatitis in German: Atopisches Ekzem
dermatitis in Esperanto: Atopia dermito
dermatitis in Spanish: Dermatitis
dermatitis in Finnish: Ekseema
dermatitis in French: Eczéma
dermatitis in Hebrew: אטופיק דרמטיטיס
dermatitis in Italian: Dermatite
dermatitis in Japanese: 皮膚炎
dermatitis in Macedonian: Дерматит
dermatitis in Dutch: Eczeem
dermatitis in Norwegian: Atopisk eksem
dermatitis in Polish: Atopowe zapalenie skóry
dermatitis in Portuguese: Dermatite
dermatitis in Quechua: Isqhayllu
dermatitis in Russian: Экзема
dermatitis in Vietnamese: Chàm (bệnh)
dermatitis in Turkish: Ekzema

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Lombardy leprosy, acne, acne vulgaris, anemia, ariboflavinosis, beriberi, cachexia, chlorosis, deficiency anemia, dermamycosis, dermatosis, eczema, elephantiasis, epithelioma, erysipelas, erythema, exanthem, goiter, greensickness, heat rash, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, hives, impetigo, itch, jungle rot, keratomalacia, kwashiorkor, leprosy, lichen, lichen primus, lupus, lupus vulgaris, maidism, malnutrition, miliaria, night blindness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, pellagra, pemphigus, pernicious anemia, prickly heat, protein deficiency, pruigo, pruritus, psora, rachitis, rickets, ringworm, scabies, scurvy, shingles, skin cancer, struma, tetter, vitamin deficiency, xerophthalmia
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