Atopic hand dermatitis L20.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Atopic dermatitis of the hands; Atopic hand dermatitis; atopic hand eczema; chronic atopic hand dermatitis; chronic atopic hand eczema; chronic hand eczema; Eczema atopic; Hand dermatitis atopic; Hand eczema atopic; Hand eczema chronic atopic

Definition
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Minus variant of atopic eczema in adults. Dyshidrotic skin lesions on the backs of hands and fingers, less frequently on the palms.

Clinical features
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The clinical picture of atopic hand dermatitis (syn. atopic hand eczema) (the same applies to atopic foot dermatitis) depends decisively on the degree of acuteity of the inflammatory reaction. This varies between minimal variations up to weeping or pyodermic maximum variations. On the basis of an atopic diathesis or a latent atopic hand (foot) dermatitis, severe hand (foot) dermatitis can occur due to superimposed external influences (cumulative toxic damage or contact sensitization), which considerably impairs daily activities.

Minus variants of hand (foot) dermatitis are:

Classical (fully developed acute, sub-acute or chronic) clinical variants are:

Therapy
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According to the recommendations for hand dermatitis Hand dermatitis . S.a.u. Dermatitis, atopic.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020