Contact dermatitis

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Contact dermatitis, also allergic contact dermatitis (abbreviated ACD), is a common inflammatory skin disorder in the spongiotic dermatitides group.

General

Clinical:[1]

  • Pruritus (itchy).

Gross

Features:[1]

  • Lesions only where in contact with causative agent - key feature.
  • Erythema.
  • Vesicles.

Microscopic

Features:

  • Spongiotic dermatitis.

DDx:

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Krasteva, M.; Kehren, J.; Sayag, M.; Ducluzeau, MT.; Dupuis, M.; Kanitakis, J.; Nicolas, JF. (Mar 1999). "Contact dermatitis II. Clinical aspects and diagnosis.". Eur J Dermatol 9 (2): 144-59. PMID 10066966.