- Contact dermatitis
- A skin condition caused by contact between skin and some substance. Includes irritant contact dermatitis (a rash brought on purely by repeated irritation from a substance such as water causing "dish pan hands") and allergic contact dermatitis (involving a specific sensitivity or allergy to a specific substance such as poison ivy).
* * *acute or chronic dermatitis caused by substances coming in contact with the skin; it may involve either allergic or nonallergic mechanisms. See allergic contact d. and irritant d.
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