Definition of Dermatitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters.

Definition of Dermatitis

1. n. Inflammation of the skin.

Definition of Dermatitis

1. Noun. (pathology) Inflammation of the skin. ¹

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Definition of Dermatitis


Medical Definition of Dermatitis

1. Inflammation of the skin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermatitis

dermatan sulfate
dermatan sulphate
dermatitis (current term)
dermatitis-arthritis-tenosynovitis syndrome
dermatitis aestivalis
dermatitis ambustionis
dermatitis artefacta
dermatitis atrophicans
dermatitis autophytica
dermatitis calorica
dermatitis combustionis
dermatitis congelationis
dermatitis exfoliativa
dermatitis exfoliativa infantum
dermatitis gangrenosa infantum
dermatitis herpetiformis
dermatitis hiemalis

Literary usage of Dermatitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"JOHN H. STOKES Control of Exfoliative dermatitis Following ... dermatitis reappeared three days after the seventh injection without accompanying febrile or ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"Journ., August 26, 1893) advances the theory that certain forma of dermatitis connected with abnormal conditions of the blood may be directly due to the ..."

3. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"The affection is characterized by the occurrence of a reddened, rough, scaly, slightly thickened patch of dermatitis on the thigh or buttock, ..."

4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"dermatitis. dermatitis is a simple inflammation of the skin o< the external ... In other cases it is out by Mr. David Walsh,1 that dermatitis results froi ..."

5. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"368; Wolbach, "The Life Cycle of the Organism of dermatitis Coccidioides," ibid., ... Montgomery, "The Mould of dermatitis Coccidioides," ibid., 1905, p. ..."

6. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin, is a cutaneous disorder ... For purposes of classification and study several varieties of dermatitis are ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1911)
"VARIOUS FORMS OF dermatitis Here are described various conditions which are ... Thus, in dermatitis from ivy-poisoning, there is frequently a violent ..."

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