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Atopic dermatitis.
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Dermatitis is a blanket term literally meaning "inflammation of the skin". It is usually used to refer to eczema, which is also known as Dermatitis eczema. There are several different types. Usually all of them have in common an allergic reaction to specific allergens.

Specific Types of Dermatitis

(ICD-10 codes are provided where available.)


Common Causes

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular Familial granulomatosis
Chemical/Poisoning 3,3-dichlorobenzidine , Absidia species poisoning , Acetaldehyde , Acetone , Acrylonitrile , Actl9, Acute pesticide poisoning , Adhesives, African hemp exposure , African milk bush poisoning , Agapanthus poisoning , Alicyclic hydrocarbons , Alkalies, Allyl glycidyl ether , Anthurium poisoning , Aureobasidium pullulans exposure , Azalea poisoning , Azficel-t, Balsam of peru, Baneberry poisoning , Bilharziella polonica, Black mustard poisoning, Blue cohosh poisoning , Boron overuse , Boston ivy poisoning , Boxwood poisoning , Buttercup poisoning, Butylamines , Calcium oxalate from plants, Calla poisoning , Candelabra cactus poisoning , Caper spruge poisoning , Christmas rose poisoning , Chromium, Chronic pesticide poisoning , Cleaning agents, Clocortolone pivalate, Cobalt, Cosmetics, Crofelemer, Deodrants, Detergents, Dexpanthenol, Dibenzoyl peroxide , Dieffenbachia poisoning , Disulfiram , Ethylene oxide, Ethylenediamine dihydrochloride , Eucalyptus oil poisoning, Flowering maple exposure , Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Formaldehyde , Gasoline , Glutaraldehyde , Gold poisoning , Hexachlorophene, Hydrochlorothiazide, Hydroquinone , Ichthyocrinotoxication , Insecticide sprays, Japanese boxwood poisoning , Jet fuel-5 , Jewelry, Kerosene, Lanolin, Latex, Leather tanning agents, Mercaptobenzothiazole allergy , Mercury poisoning , Metaldehyde , Methanol , Mineral-based crankcase oil , Mirex , Moisturizers, Napkin dermatitis, Nephthytis poisoning , Nickel allergies, Nylon exposure, Paraffin wax , Pellagra-like syndrome , Pepper spray , Perfumes, Pesticide poisoning , Petroleum distillates , Phenol , Phototoxic dermatitis, Pityriasis alba, Plant poisoning , Poison ivy, Poison oak, Poison sumac, Pomphylox, P-phenylenediamine , Psoralens, Pyridoxine, Selenium , Sodium aurothiomalate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Solvents, Stoddard solvent , Sulfuric acid , Thiram in fungicides, Toluene diisocyanate , Trichloroethylene , Trichobilharzia, Tubatoxin poisoning , Turpentine, Uranium , Urushiol, Vanadium , Wool exposure, Xylene
Dental No underlying causes
Dermatologic Excessive sweat, Lichen simplex chronicus, Photoallergic reactions, Phototoxic dermatitis, Seborrhoea 
Drug Side Effect Benzidine , Benzocaine topical, Benzoyl peroxide, Benzyl chloride , Captafol , Captan , Diazepam, Dimethylamine , Efinaconazole, Eflornithine, Ethambutol, Exfoliative, Fluorouracil, Ipilimumab, Levoleucovorin, Lidocaine, Lindane, Neomycin, Ointments containing nsaids, Osmium , Ovol1, Tavaborole, Tetracaine, Thimerosal, Tiagabine
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Polyendocrinopathy
Environmental Aureobasidium pullulans exposure , Flowering maple exposure 
Gastroenterologic Autoimmune enteropathy, Crohn's disease, Enteropathy, Schistosoma bovis, Schistosomatium douthitti, Ulcerative colitis
Genetic Atopy, Filaggrin, Gitelman syndrome, Il4-kif3a, Interferon gamma, Ipex syndrome , Juvenile granulomatosis , Prolidase deficiency 
Hematologic Diabetes mellitus, Fistula , Hypervitaminosis a, Lack of biotin, Leukoencephalopathy, Riboflavin, Rotenone 
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease Dermatophilosis , Dust mites, Gigantobilharzia, Malassezia furfur, Mansonella ozzardi infection , Schistosoma bovis, Schistosomatium douthitti, Seborrhoea , Synovitis granulomatous , Tinea capitis, Trematodes
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic No underlying causes
Nutritional/Metabolic Diabetes mellitus, Hypervitaminosis a, Lack of biotin, Pellagra-like syndrome , Potassium dichromate, Riboflavin, Rotenone 
Obstetric/Gynecologic No underlying causes
Oncologic No underlying causes
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity Alcohol
Psychiatric Stress
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal/Electrolyte Gitelman syndrome
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy Allergic contact dermatitis, Atopy, Cashew nuts, Immune dysregulation , Isothiazolinone allergy , Mercaptobenzothiazole allergy , Nickel allergies, Photoallergic reactions
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous No underlying causes

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