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.
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Cite this: William James. Fast Five Quiz: Dermatitis - Medscape - Nov 04, 2020.