Definitions for "ATOPIC DERMATITIS"
Keywords:  eczema, itchy, dermatitis, itch, asthma
Heritable hypersensitivity to pollens or other environmental allergens, which results clinically in immunologic and inflammatory reactions in the skin.
(A TOH pik or ay TOP ik DUR muh TIE tis): Skin disease characterized by intense itching. Many patients have a history of allergic diseases such as asthma and hay fever.
A chronic skin disease in which the skin becomes extremely itchy and inflamed, causing redness, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting and scaling. Its multifactorial pathogenesis involves genetic susceptibility, environmental triggers and immune dysregulation (typically dominated by T helper 2 cells), with the involvement of immunoglobulin E contributing to its classification as an atopic disease.
Keywords:  neurodermatitis, called
so-called neurodermatitis