eczema

Definitions:

  • A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.
  • An inflammation of the skin attended with considerable exudation of lymph.
  • Acute eczema when the color of the skin is very red.
  • Pityriasis rubra.
  • An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; -- called also <altname>tetter</altname>, <altname>milk crust</altname>, and <altname>salt rheum</altname>.
  • An acute or chronic <xref>inflammation</xref> of the <xref>skin</xref>, characterized by redness, itching, and the outbreak of oozing <xref>vesicular</xref> <xref>lesions</xref> which become encrusted and scaly. It is noncontagious.
  • generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
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