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What is Dermatitis?

What is Dermatitis?

A rash is an abnormal condition and reaction of the skin. A rash can be a symptom of a wide variety ...more »

  • Dermatitis: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Dermatitis: inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Dermatitis: Introduction

Types of Dermatitis:

Types of Dermatitis:

Broader types of Dermatitis:

How many people get Dermatitis?

Prevalance of Dermatitis: 33 per 1000 (NHIS95)
Prevalance Rate of Dermatitis: approx 1 in 30 or 3.30% or 8 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Dermatitis?

Complications of Dermatitis: see complications of Dermatitis

What causes Dermatitis?

Causes of Dermatitis: see causes of Dermatitis
Risk factors for Dermatitis: see risk factors for Dermatitis

What are the symptoms of Dermatitis?

Symptoms of Dermatitis: see symptoms of Dermatitis

Complications of Dermatitis: see complications of Dermatitis

Dermatitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Dermatitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Dermatitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Dermatitis: see treatments for Dermatitis
Alternative treatments for Dermatitis: see alternative treatments for Dermatitis
Research for Dermatitis: see research for Dermatitis

Society issues for Dermatitis


Hospitalization statistics for Dermatitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Dermatitis:

  • 0.08% (10,251) of hospital episodes were for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultations for dermatitis and eczema required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital episodes for dermatitis and eczema were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital episodes for dermatitis and eczema were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital admissions for dermatitis and eczema required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Dermatitis:

Organs and body systems related to Dermatitis include:

Name and Aliases of Dermatitis

Main name of condition: Dermatitis

Other names or spellings for Dermatitis:

skin inflammation, Rash, Skin rash

Dermatitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Dermatitis:

  • Contact with the skin
  • Environmental allergens
  • Changes in temperature or humidity, or even psychological stress
 

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