Sections View Full Chapter Figures Tables Videos Annotate Full Chapter Figures Tables Videos Supplementary Content ++ Contact dermatitisSeborrheic dermatitisAtopic dermatitis (AD) ++ 692.0 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to detergents692.1 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to oils and greases692.2 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to solvents692.3 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to drugs and medicines in contact with skin692.4 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to other chemical products692.5 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to food in contact with skin692.6 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to plants [except food]692.7 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to solar radiation692.8 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to other specified agents692.84 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to animal (cat) (dog) dander692.89 Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to other specified agents692.9 Contact dermatitis and other eczema, unspecified cause ++ L20-L30 Dermatitis and eczema ++ 7B: Impaired integumentary integrity associated with superficial skin involvement2 +++ Description ++ Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skinDermatitis is a common condition that usually is not life-threatening or contagiousIt embraces a range of ailments that in most cases are characterized by red, itchy skinCommon types of dermatitis includeContact dermatitis: inflammation that occurs when substances touching the skin cause irritation or an allergic reactionAtopic dermatitis or eczema: chronic, relapsing, and inflammatory condition that results in itchy, inflamed, irritated skinThese diseases often have an inherited tendency to develop alongside other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay feverSeborrheic dermatitis: common skin disorder occurring in areas rich in sebaceous glands such as the scalp, ears, eyebrows, and chest, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. +++ Essentials of Diagnosis ++ Diagnosis is generally based on medical history and examination of the skinContact dermatitis: diagnosis is based on medical history, the appearance of the skin, and a history of exposure to irritants or allergensSeborrheic dermatitis: diagnosis is based on history, appearance of the skin, physical, and skin biopsyAtopic dermatitis (eczema): Diagnosis is based on history and appearance of the skinSkin lesion biopsies or skin cultures may be used to rule out other causes +++ General Considerations ++ Individuals in certain outdoor and manufacturing occupations are at higher risk for exposure to allergens and irritants that may cause dermatitisTreatment is similar for most types of skin irritation and inflammationIndividuals often have an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever +++ Demographics ++ Dermatitis occurs in about 3% to 5% of the general population and affects all races as well as males and females equallyContact dermatitis accounts for 90% of occupational skin disorders +++ Signs and Symptoms ++ Redness or inflammationLocalized swellingItchingSkin lesions or ... Your Access profile is currently affiliated with '[InstitutionA]' and is in the process of switching affiliations to '[InstitutionB]'. Please click ‘Continue’ to continue the affiliation switch, otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to cancel signing in. Get Free Access Through Your Institution Learn how to see if your library subscribes to McGraw Hill Medical products. Subscribe: Institutional or Individual Sign In Username Error: Please enter User Name Password Error: Please enter Password Forgot Password? Forgot Username? Sign in via OpenAthens Sign in via Shibboleth You already have access! Please proceed to your institution's subscription. Create a free a profile for additional features.