Dermatitis: Overview

Dermatitis is a general medical term referring to any inflammation of the skin. Diagnosis and treatment usually requires a more definitive diagnosis as to the type of dermatitis and any underlying cause. For example, types and causes may include contact dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Many skin conditions may cause forms of dermatitis: eczema, psoriasis, and many other causes of rash.

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