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Dermatitis; Types, Causes, Symptoms and Management: A Review

Muhammad Ali1,*, Lurwan Mu’azu2, Farouk S Nas3, Yakubu S Ibrahim4

1Department of Microbiology, Federal University, Gusau, Nigeria

2Department of Biological Science, Federal University, Gusau, Nigeria

3Department of Biological Science, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

4Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Technology Kano State Polytechnic, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: Muhammad Ali, Department of Microbiology, Federal University, Gusau, Nigeria; Email: [email protected]

Received Date: April 1, 2024

Publication Date: April 15, 2024

Citation: Ali M, et al. (2024). Dermatitis; Types, Causes, Symptoms and Management: A Review. Dermis. 4(3):16.

Copyright: Ali M, et al. © (2024).


The term dermatitis generally described a group of common conditions that present an itchy inflammation of the skin. However, the term eczema is often used interchangeable with the word dermatitis, but theoretically eczema refers to atopic eczema. Dermatitis forms from a complex interplay of environmental, immune and genetic factors. Some of the other commonest factor that facilitates dermatitis is the family history of dermatitis which can increase the likelihood of an individual developing the condition. Certain genetic variations may predispose the skin to react excessively to environmental triggers. Dermatitis manifests in different forms, each with its own distinct characteristics and triggers. Some common types of dermatitis include atopic, contact, Seborrheic and Nummular dermatitis. The paper was aimed to review the types, causes, symptoms and Management of dermatitis.

Keywords: Allergy, Dermatitis, Eczema, Skin

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