Irritant contact dermatitis - External and Internal Eye
The hands are the most common location for irritant contact dermatitis, although any body surface may be involved. Eyelid areas are also easily affected due to the very thin skin of the region and the unwitting transmission of irritant substances by the hands. (See also Hand dermatitis.)
Patients with a history of atopic dermatitis are particularly predisposed. Environmental factors include repeated exposure to water or frequent hand washing, soaps and solvents, fiberglass, mild acids, and alkalis. Dry air can also predispose to irritant contact dermatitis. Exposures are frequently occupational. High-risk jobs include cleaning, health care, food preparation, and hairdressing. Irritant contact dermatitis can occur at any age. It is more common in women.
L24.9 – Irritant contact dermatitis, unspecified cause
110979008 – Primary irritant dermatitis
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