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Definition of Eczema, contact

Eczema, contact: A localized reaction that involves redness, itching, and burning that occurs where the skin has come into contact with an allergen (an allergy-causing substance) or an irritant such as an acid, a cleaning agent, or another chemical.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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