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Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Autosensitization Dermatitis?

A condition where rashes develop at a distant site, away from the initial area of rashes. It is caused by the immune system's response, but the exact mechanism is not well understood.

Typical Symptoms of Autosensitization Dermatitis

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Bumpy rash that appeared, then rapidly spread to the rest of the body

  • Skin problem on the chest, tummy or back

  • Skin Itching

  • Scab

  • Skin is broken from scratching

  • Hives or raised rashes

  • Skin abnormality

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Autosensitization Dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Did a small skin bump spread all over your body?

  • Are there any skin problems on your stomach, chest, or back?

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have a scab?

Treatmentof Autosensitization Dermatitis

Managing the initial rash with moisturizers and steroid creams is important. Serious cases may require a short hospital stay for stronger treatments to make the disease less active.

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References

  • Ferree SD, Yang C, Kourosh AS. Autosensitization dermatitis: A case of rosacea-like id reaction. JAAD Case Rep. 2019 Apr 20;5(5):410-412. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2019.02.029. PMID: 31049383; PMCID: PMC6479112.

    https://www.jaadcasereports.org/article/S2352-5126(19)30091-8/fulltext

  • Chang YT, Shen JJ, Wong WR, Yen HR. Alternative therapy for autosensitization dermatitis. Chang Gung Med J. 2009 Nov-Dec;32(6):668-73. PMID: 20035647.

    http://cgmj.cgu.edu.tw/3206/320611.pdf

  • YAMAMOTO K. Studies on autosensitization dermatitis. Keio J Med. 1961 Jun;10:59-78. doi: 10.2302/kjm.10.59. PMID: 13787135.

    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/kjm1952/10/2/10_2_59/_article

  • LIPSCHULTZ CE. Autosensitization dermatitis; discussion and protocol of an experiment. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953 Aug;68(2):178-86. doi: 10.1001/archderm.1953.01540080062007. PMID: 13064843.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/523672

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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