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dermatophytid

Pronunciation: der-ma-tof'i-tid

Definition: An allergic manifestation of dermatophytosis at a site distant from that of the primary fungous infection. The lesions, usually small vesicles on the hands and/or arms, are devoid of the fungus and may become extensive, covering wide areas of the body and causing extreme discomfort to the patient.

See Also: id reaction

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