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Are there different types of contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis can be caused by something that causes irritation or an allergic response. Given these distinct causes, the condition can be broken down into two types - irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. The irritant type is most common, accounting for at least three quarters of all cases of contact dermatitis.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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