Allergic contact dermatitis
* * *contact dermatitis due to allergic sensitization to a substance, with an inflammatory reaction in the skin; this occurs primarily in persons who have acquired hypersensitivity to the allergen as a result of previous exposure to it. Called also allergic d. and contact d. Cf. irritant d.
Allergic contact dermatitis due to nickel allergy.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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