Dermatitis, Exfoliative


Dermatitides, Exfoliative

Dermatitis Exfoliativa



Exfoliative Dermatitides

Exfoliative Dermatitis

The widespread involvement of the skin by a scaly, erythematous dermatitis occurring either as a secondary or reactive process to an underlying cutaneous disorder (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.), or as a primary or idiopathic disease. It is often associated with the loss of hair and nails, hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles, and pruritus. (From Dorland, 27th ed)