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Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Nummular Eczema

Picture of Nummular Eczema

Nummular eczema is a type of skin condition that causes itchy, scaly, coin-shaped areas of irritation on the skin. The lesions occur due to a triggering event like an insect bite or the occurrence of dry skin in the winter. “Nummular” is derived from the Latin word “nummus,” that means small coin.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text References: American Academy of Dermatology: “Nummular Dermatitis"

National Eczema Association: “Nummular Eczema”