Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Clinical images | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images | Additional references
Cite this page: Irritant contact dermatitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skinnontumorirritantcontact.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
- Due to contact with an irritant (soaps and detergents); unlike allergic contact dermatitis, prior sensitization is not required
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Similar to allergic contact dermatitis, but no/rare eosinophils
- May have superficial epidermal necrosis associated with intraepithelial neutrophils and scale crust