Dermatitis, Contact

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Delayed Hypersensitivity
  • Dermatitis Medicamentosa
  • Dermatitis Venenata
  • Drug Hypersensitivity

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Irritant Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Phototoxic Contact Dermatitis

General Discussion

Contact dermatitis is an acute or chronic skin inflammation triggered by substances that come in contact with the skin. Affected individuals may have abnormal redness of the skin (erythema) and/or itching (pruritis). Symptoms and physical findings associated with contact dermatitis vary greatly depending upon the cause of the disorder. Causes of contact dermatitis include an allergic reaction or response to a substance or a direct toxic effect of a substance (e.g., chemical irritants, medications, certain plants).

Resources

National Eczema Association for Science and Education
6600 SW 92nd Ave.
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223-7195
Tel: (503)244-7404
Fax: (503)245-0626
Tel: (800)723-9166
Email: getinfo@psoriasis.org
Internet: http://www.psoriasis.org/home

NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
TDD: (301)565-2966
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
Tel: (414)272-6071
Fax: (414)276-3349
Tel: (800)822-2762
Email: info@aaaai.org
Internet: http://www.aaaai.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
PO Box 4121
Brick, NJ 08723
Tel: (732)664-9259
Email: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
Internet: http://www.aininc.org

European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
c/o Dr. Bodo Grimbacher (ESID Board Member)
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Department of Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg
Hugstetter Strasse 55
Freiburg, D-79106
Germany
Tel: +31 73-6992965
Fax: +31 73-6992948
Email: info@esid.org
Internet: http://www.esid.org

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