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Exfoliative dermatitis


Alternative names

Erythroderma; Dermatitis exfoliativa; Pityriasis rubra

Definition

Exfoliative dermatitis is a common clinical condition of multiple skin disorders. The condition is characterized by widespread scaling , often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss.

Update Date: 7/13/2002

Glen H. Crawford, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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