Definition of Neurodermatitis

1. Noun. Dermatitis in which localized areas (especially the forearms or back of the neck or outer part of the ankle) itch persistently; cause is unknown.

Generic synonyms: Dermatitis



Medical Definition of Neurodermatitis

1. An extremely variable eczematous dermatosis presumed to be a cutaneous response to prolonged vigorous scratching, rubbing or pinching to relieve intense pruritus, having the potential to produce polymorphic lesions at the same or different times and varying in severity, course and morphologic expression in different individuals. It is believed by some authorities to be a psychogenic disorder. The term is also used to refer to lichen simplex chronicus (circumscribed neurodermatosis) and sometimes to atopic dermatitis (disseminated neurodermatosis). (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurodermatitis

neurocysticercoses
neurocysticercosis
neurocysticercotic
neurocyte
neurocytes
neurocytolysis
neurocytoma
neurode
neurodegeneration
neurodegenerations
neurodegenerative
neurodegenerative diseases
neurodegenerative disorder
neurodendrite
neurodendron
neurodermatitis (current term)
neurodermatosis
neurodes
neurodestructive
neurodevelopment
neurodevelopmental
neurodevelopmentally
neurodiverse
neurodiversity
neurodynamic
neurodynamical
neurodynamics
neurodynia
neuroeconomics
neuroectoderm

Literary usage of Neurodermatitis

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1. Radiotherapy in skin disease by Joseph Belot (1905)
"The future will show how far we may hope for a permanent cure. CASE I.—Mine. J. R,, aged twenty-six. Circumscribed neurodermatitis on the left side of the ..."

2. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1915)
"Fabry differentiates neurodermatitis into three groups: (a) neurodermatitis diffusa; ... (lichen chronicus (Vidal)) ; and (c) neurodermatitis nodularis. ..."

3. Portfolio of Dermochromes by Jerome Kingsbury, William Gaynor States, Eduard Jacobi (1913)
"Liehen Simplex Chronicus Vidal Synonym: neurodermatitis Plate 23, FIG. 34 This affection, unlike true lichen, is an extremely chronic ..."

4. Fasting: The Ultimate Diet by Allan Cott (1997)
"New data were offered to prove the efficiency of the fasting treatment "for treating skin diseases; neurodermatitis; some forms of psoriasis, eczema, ..."

5. Disability in Higher Education by Serge Ebersold, Peter Evans (2003)
"This holds for many young people, such as those who have lost a toe, have a serious skin disease, diabetes, neurodermatitis, anorexia nervosa, ..."

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