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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


eczema  listen  (EK-zeh-muh)

  A group of conditions in which the skin becomes inflamed, forms blisters, and becomes crusty, thick, and scaly. Eczema causes burning and itching, and may occur over a long period of time. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema.