- An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin, characterized by redness, itching, and the outbreak of oozing vesicular lesions which become encrusted and scaly. It is noncontagious.
Etymology: From (ekzema), from Ancient Greek prefix -(ek-) "out, from", from (ek) "out of, forth from" + (zema) "that which is boiled, decoction", from (zeo) "to boil, to seethe".
- Dutch: eczeem
- French: eczéma
- German: Ekzem
- Italian: eczema
- Italian, eczema
- Spanish: eczema
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