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A 28-year-old male asked:

I had a random red circular spot on the back of my hand and a skin biopsy came back that it was eczema, what would cause it? why is it one spot?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Unusual to biopsy ec: Eczema is not usually diagnosed this way. The microscopic features of eczema are not specific. Your question is best answered after exam and discussion with a dermatologist. Localized dermatitis may be nummular dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc.Eczema is a type of dermatitis. Anyway it can be treated.
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