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Contact Dermatitis Definition & Overview

Definition

Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the outer layers of the skin caused by contact with a particular substance. It usually presents as a rash that is typically confined to the specific area of the body where the contact occurred.

Contact Dermatitis

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