Last Updated: 2021-09-26

Author(s): Anzengruber, Navarini


Acute to chronic, non-infectious inflammatory reaction of the dermis and epidermis. Dermatitis is the term for acute inflammation, eczema for chronic forms. 

  1. Cumulative toxic eczema
  2. Allergic contact dermatitis
  3. Atopic eczema
  4. Xerotic eczema
  5. Seborrhoeic eczema
  6. Photoallergic eczema
  7. Stasis dermatitis
  8. Idiopathic eczema

Various etiologies, depending on the classification. 

(Acute) Dermatitis: Erythema, vesicles, crusts, papules, infiltration, excoriations.

(Chronic) Eczema: Erythema, hyperkeratosis, lichenification, infiltration, excoriations.