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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hand eczema" and "atopic eczema" are not interchangeable terms, meaning they are completely different conditions, correct?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
What are you asking?: Most often, atopic eczema affects the creases of the elbows and knees. Several varieties of eczema involve the hands primarily; for these, look for what you might be allergic / sensitive to. Management may be similar, and a cause may or may not be identified. Most things share similarities and differences.

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