The hallmark of all eczematous eruptions is

A. Acanthosis
B. Hyperkeratosis
C. Spongiosis
D. Xerosis

The most frequently affected site in ear eczema is

A. External auditory canal
B. Helix
C. Postauricular fold
D. Tympanic membrane

Malignant external otitis is caused by

A. Staphylococci
B. Streptococci
C. Pseudomonas
D. Candida albicans

Eyelid dermatitis by nail polish is caused by

A. Oleamidopropyl dimethylamine
B. Tosylamide formaldehyde
C. Quaternium 15
D. Paraphenylenediamine

All are true of Breast eczema (nipple eczema) except

A. Secondary infection with Candida is common
B. Painful fissuring is frequently seen, especially in nursing mothers
C. Unilateral eczema of the nipple or areola persisting for more than 3 months need biopsy to rule out Paget’s disease of the breast
D. Eczema of the breasts usually affects the base of nipple

In short

Hand eczema is the most common occupational skin condition, accounting for more than 80% of all occupational dermatitides.

High-risk occupations

High-risk occupations for hand eczema include bakers, hairdressers, dental surgery assistants, kitchen workers/cooks, butchers, health care workers, cleaners, physicians/dentists/veterinarians, and laboratory technicians.

Winter itch

Xerotic eczema is also known as winter itch in elderly people affecting the anterior shins, extensor arms, and flank.

Nummular eczema

Nummular eczema (NE) usually begins on the lower legs, dorsa of the hands, or extensor surfaces of the arms. Alcohol consumption has been associated with NE in adult males.

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