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Glossary: eczema, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

eczema

(EK-zeh-muh)

A group of conditions in which the skin becomes inflamed, forms blisters, and becomes crusty, thick, and scaly. Eczema causes burning and itching, and may occur over a long period of time. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema.

2006-09-10