Dermatitis exfoliativa  
 
  

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Dermatitis exfoliativa

Definition

Exfoliative dermatitis is widespread scaling of the skin, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss. It may occur in severe cases of many common skin conditions, include eczema, psoriasis, and allergic reactions.

Alternative Names

Erythroderma; Dermatitis exfoliativa; Pityriasis rubra

Habif TP. Clinical Dermatology. 4th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby, Inc. 2004: 491.

Rakel RE. Textbook of Family Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders; 2005:491.




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