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Cite this page: Irritant contact dermatitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skinnontumorirritantcontact.html. Accessed December 4th, 2016.
Definition / General
- Due to contact with an irritant (soaps and detergents); unlike allergic contact dermatitis, prior sensitization is not required
- Similar to allergic contact dermatitis, but no/rare eosinophils
- May have superficial epidermal necrosis associated with intraepithelial neutrophils and scale crust