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primary irritant dermatitis

 

Definition: a frequently cumulative reaction of irritation on exposure of the skin to substances that are toxic to epidermal or connective tissue cells; lesions are usually erythematous and papular, but can be purulent or necrotic, depending on the nature of the toxic material applied.

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