Definitions for eczemaˈɛk sə mə, ˈɛg zə-, ɪgˈzi-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•ze•maˈɛk sə mə, ˈɛg zə-, ɪgˈzi-(n.)
an inflammatory condition of the skin accompanied by itching and the exudation of serous matter.
Origin of eczema:
1745–55; < NL < Gk ékzema=ekze(în) to break out (of disease)
ec•zem′a•tousɪgˈzɛm ə təs, -ˈzi mə-(adj.)
generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin, characterized by redness, itching, and the outbreak of oozing vesicular lesions which become encrusted and scaly. It is noncontagious.
Origin: From ἔκζεμα, from ἐκ + ζέμα, from ζέω.
an inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; -- called also tetter, milk crust, and salt rheum
Eczema, often referred to as atopic dermatitis is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis. The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries. Scratching open a healing lesion may result in scarring and may enlarge the rash. The word eczema comes from Greek, meaning "to boil over". Dermatitis comes from the Greek word for skin – and both terms refer to the same skin condition. In some languages, dermatitis and eczema are synonymous, while in other languages dermatitis implies an acute condition and "eczema" a chronic one. The two conditions are often classified together.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a common skin disease, which may be either chronic or acute; develops in a red rash of tiny vesicles, which usually burst and produce a characteristic scab; is not contagious, and leaves no scar.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A pruritic papulovesicular dermatitis occurring as a reaction to many endogenous and exogenous agents (Dorland, 27th ed).
Translations for eczema
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of skin disease in which there is an itchy rash.
- إكْزيما (مَرَض)Arabic
- eczemaPortuguese (BR)
- das EkzemGerman
- eksem; udslætDanish
- اگزما؛ سوداFarsi
- पामा, छाजन, एकजिमाHindi
- اگزما؛ سوداPersian
- د پوستکی ناروغیPashto
- 濕疹Chinese (Trad.)
- چھاجن ، دادUrdu
- bệnh chàmVietnamese
- 湿疹Chinese (Simp.)
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