Fast Five Quiz: Dermatitis

William James, MD

Disclosures

November 04, 2020

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, pruritic inflammatory skin condition that typically affects the face (cheeks), neck, arms, and legs but usually spares the groin and axillary regions. Although dermatitis improves in most patients, the condition can have a significant impact on quality of life and often creates a financial burden.

Among the various forms of dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis is a delayed type of induced sensitivity (allergy) that results from cutaneous contact with a specific allergen to which the patient has a sensitivity. Irritant contact dermatitis is a nonspecific, nonallergic response of the skin to direct chemical damage from a corrosive agent that releases mediators of inflammation predominantly from epidermal cells.

Are you familiar with key aspects of dermatitis, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge of this condition with this short quiz.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....