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dermatitisder‧ma‧ti‧tis /ˌdɜːməˈtaɪtɪs $ ˌdɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  MIa disease of the skin that causes redness, swelling, and pain
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dermatitisAnother form of mental disorder, pellagra, was associated clinically with diarrhoea and dermatitis.The drug also is being tested as an anti-inflammatory against such conditions as contact dermatitis.The plaintiff contracted dermatitis, a skin disease.Side effects of allopurinol include drug fever, skin rash, hepatotoxicity, bone marrow suppression, vasculitis, and exfoliative dermatitis.It will provide a range of high-technology treatment for skin diseases including dermatitis, skin cancer and psoriasis.Further risks are the increase in diesel fumes, back injuries, dermatitis and stress-related problems - all increasing in coal mines.The only question was whether earlier washing would have prevented the dermatitis.Some chemicals cause a direct irritation to the skin leading to dermatitis.
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