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I want to know what is the difference between eczema and dermatitis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Location and charact: The location and characterstic, these two conditions do not have any similarity whatsoever and there is never any confusion in diagnosing either.

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What are the differences between dermatitis and eczema?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
Interchangable: The difference between dermatitis and eczema is more or less academic. Dermatitis emphasizes "inflammation" which only reveals in pathological tissue exam. Eczema is a clinical term without referring to pathological finding. Classically, eczema involves seven features: erythema/redness, oozing/blistering, scaliness/flaking, crusting/cracking/dryness, swelling, itching and bleeding.

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