Basic Summary for Dermatitis


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Main name of condition: Dermatitis
Other names or spellings: skin inflammation


What is Dermatitis?
  Brief description of Dermatitis: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  Parent types of Dermatitis: Skin conditions
  Organs Affected by Dermatitis: skin
  Types of Dermatitis: Eczema, Contact dermatitis, Light dermatitis, Diaper rash, Dermatitis herpetiformis, Exfoliative dermatitis, Perioral dermatitis, Seborrheic dermatitis
How many people get Dermatitis?
  Prevalance of Dermatitis: 33 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  Prevalance Rate of Dermatitis: approx 1 in 30 or 3.30% or 8 million people in USA [about data]
What causes Dermatitis?
  Causes of Dermatitis: see causes of Dermatitis
What are the symptoms of Dermatitis?
  Symptoms of Dermatitis: see symptoms of Dermatitis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Dermatitis: see treatments for Dermatitis
Society issues for Dermatitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Dermatitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Dermatitis:
  • 0.08% (10,251) of hospital episodes were for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultations for dermatitis and eczema required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital episodes for dermatitis and eczema were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital episodes for dermatitis and eczema were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital admissions for dermatitis and eczema required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37% of hospitalisations for dermatitis and eczema occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospitalisations for dermatitis and eczema occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospitalisations for dermatitis and eczema were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.07% (38,000) of hospital bed days were for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.008% (984) of hospital consultant episodes were for atopic dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for atopic dermatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for atopic dermatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for atopic dermatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for atopic dermatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for atopic dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for atopic dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for atopic dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for atopic dermatitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for atopic dermatitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for atopic dermatitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,898) of hospital bed days were for atopic dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (237) of hospital consultant episodes were for allergic contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for allergic contact dermatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for allergic contact dermatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for allergic contact dermatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for allergic contact dermatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for allergic contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for allergic contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for allergic contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for allergic contact dermatitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for allergic contact dermatitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for allergic contact dermatitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (549) of hospital bed days were for allergic contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (48) of hospital consultant episodes were for irritant contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for irritant contact dermatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for irritant contact dermatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for irritant contact dermatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for irritant contact dermatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for irritant contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for irritant contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for irritant contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for irritant contact dermatitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for irritant contact dermatitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for irritant contact dermatitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0004% (208) of hospital bed days were for irritant contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (183) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified contact dermatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified contact dermatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified contact dermatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified contact dermatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified contact dermatitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified contact dermatitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified contact dermatitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (453) of hospital bed days were for unspecified contact dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0004% (46) of hospital consultant episodes were for exfoliative dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for exfoliative dermatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for exfoliative dermatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for exfoliative dermatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for exfoliative dermatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for exfoliative dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for exfoliative dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for exfoliative dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for exfoliative dermatitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for exfoliative dermatitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for exfoliative dermatitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (456) of hospital bed days were for exfoliative dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.008% (1,040) of hospital consultant episodes were for dermatitis due to substances taken internally in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatitis due to substances taken internally required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatitis due to substances taken internally were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatitis due to substances taken internally were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatitis due to substances taken internally required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for dermatitis due to substances taken internally in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for dermatitis due to substances taken internally in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for dermatitis due to substances taken internally in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatitis due to substances taken internally occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatitis due to substances taken internally occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatitis due to substances taken internally were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (3,088) of hospital bed days were for dermatitis due to substances taken internally in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.043% (5,511) of hospital consultant episodes were for other dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for other dermatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for other dermatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for other dermatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for other dermatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for other dermatitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for other dermatitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for other dermatitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.047% (24,668) of hospital bed days were for other dermatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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