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European Journal of Dermatology


Contact dermatitis II. Clinical aspects and diagnosis Volume 9, numéro 2, March 1999

INSERM U. 503, Faculté de Médecine Lyon RTH Laennec, rue Guillaume-Paradin, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France.
  • Page(s) : 144-60
  • Année de parution : 1999

Contact dermatitis (CD) is an altered state of skin reactivity induced by exposure to an external agent. "Eczema" and "dermatitis" are often used synonymously to denote a polymorphic pattern of inflammation of the skin characterized, at least in its acute phase, by erythema, vesiculation and pruritus. Substances that induce CD after single or multiple exposures may be irritant or allergic in nature. The clinical presentation may vary [...]