Unclassified Eczema, a Separate Entity or a Transient Diagnosis, pp. 181-185
Authors: (Lin-feng Li, Department of Dermatology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China)
Abstract: Eczema refers to a set of highly heterogeneous conditions including contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and several types of endogenous eczema. In clinical practice, however, a large proportion of eczema does not fit any of known types of eczema and has been diagnosed as unclassified eczema or unclassified endogenous eczema. The mechanism of unclassified eczema is unclear. Through clinical observation and review of the literatures, we postulate that unclassified eczema is a separate entity which should be diagnosed separately and follow up closely.