- 692.0 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to detergents
- 692.1 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to oils and greases
- 692.2 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to solvents
- 692.3 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to drugs and medicines in contact with skin
- 692.4 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to other chemical products
- 692.5 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to food in contact with skin
- 692.6 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to plants [except food]
- 692.7 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to solar radiation
- 692.8 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to other specified agents
- 692.84 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to animal (cat) (dog) dander
- 692.89 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to other specified agents
- 692.9 Contact dermatitis and other eczema, unspecified cause
- L20-L30 Dermatitis and eczema
- Eczema is a common group of skin conditions
- Form of dermatitis
- A chronic, relapsing, and inflammatory skin condition
- Results in itchy, inflamed, irritated skin
- Often has an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever
- There are no laboratory tests used to diagnose eczema
- Clinical features of the disease are used for diagnosis, including the itchiness and the biology and spread (appearance) of the lesions
- Ruling out other skin diseases like contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis is used to confirm the diagnosis
- Skin lesion biopsies or skin cultures may be used to rule out other causes
- There are three stages of the disease: infantile, childhood, and adult
- Often with latent phases in between
- At each stage, the condition may be diagnosed as acute, subacute, or chronic
- Non-allergic with xerosis and occurrence at a young age
- Generally associated with a medical history (personal or hereditary) of respiratory allergy
- Eczema is the most common skin problem for which people seek medical treatment
- Affects about 10% of the U.S. population
- Itching, which may be severe, especially at night
- Small, raised bumps, which may leak fluid and crust over when scratched
- Rash, most common on face, back of knees, wrists, hands, and feet
- Thickened, cracked, or scaly skin
- Change in skin pigmentation making affected area lighter or darker
- Red to brownish-gray colored patches
- Areas with loss of hair and skin color changes
- Inability to tolerate stress; cold, dry air; allergens without rash; itching; and dry skin
- Limitation of the use of some modalities
Possible Contributing Causes
- Skin lesions
- Circulation impairment
- The following can make symptoms worse
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