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What's difference between atopy and eczema?

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Dr. Zuheir Said
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In brief: Closely related

Atopic dermatitis: localized skin reaction related to overreaction of the body immune system to external allergenic substance in contact with skin, eczema dermatitis: skin disorder related to abnormal collagen fibers that is manifested by dry, eczematous skin with recurrent exacerbations mostly related to localized or systemic triggering factors.

In brief: Closely related

Atopic dermatitis: localized skin reaction related to overreaction of the body immune system to external allergenic substance in contact with skin, eczema dermatitis: skin disorder related to abnormal collagen fibers that is manifested by dry, eczematous skin with recurrent exacerbations mostly related to localized or systemic triggering factors.
Dr. Zuheir Said
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In brief: Eczema

Eczema is a general term that can include rash from many causes.
Atopy refers to allergies and atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is a specific type of rash seen in patients pron to allergies.

In brief: Eczema

Eczema is a general term that can include rash from many causes.
Atopy refers to allergies and atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is a specific type of rash seen in patients pron to allergies.
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