Dermatosis - Definition

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Dermatosis is the name used for all skin conditions, and by extension, those of the nails or hair. Dermatites are dermatoses of inflammatory origin. Dermatosis may be allergic, such as eczema, inflammatory, such as acne, infectious, like a fungus, due to disease, such as lupus, or intoxication, such as skin reactions to toxins as in drug reactions. Dermatosis therefore covers a wide range of conditions, causes, and symptoms, with varying degrees of consequence.