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19 Possible Causes for Eczema - Face and Flexural Areas

  • Dermatitis

    Adults who suffer from eczema are often affected on their face and flexural areas of the neck, elbows, knees, and ankles.[] Eczema can appear on all areas of the skin.[] In infants it often affects the face, forearms, knees, and ankles, and in older children mainly the flexures of the elbows and knees.[]

  • Dubowitz Syndrome

    The Dubowitz syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder including intrauterine growth retardation, craniofacial abnormalities, mental retardation and eczematous skin eruption. Ocular problems occur in about 20%: strabismus, blefarophimosis, ptosis, telecanthus and epicanthal folds being the most frequent ones.[…][]

  • Ichthyosis Vulgaris

    […] and flexural areas usually spared; accentuated markings on palms and soles; often scaling around hair follicles on extremities Associated Findings: nasal allergies, asthma[] 146700 Inheritance: autosomal semi-dominant Incidence: 1:250 - 1:5,000 Key Findings: skin: fine, polygonal, flat whitish scales that may be darker on distal extremities; face[] […] or eczema in 50% Age at First Appearance: early childhood; not usually present at birth Longterm Course: lifelong; marked seasonal variation; distinctly worse in dry climates[]

  • Erythroderma Desquamativum

    Infants also get a similar rash on their scalp face and on any other flexures.[] Apply fresh mint juice on affected areas every night as a treatment for eczema blackheads insect stings and scabies.[]

  • Popliteal Aneurysm

    Pruritus is prominent, and the consequent scratching and rubbing lead to lichenification, most typically in the antecubital and popliteal flexural areas.[] The eczema usually manifests itself after the first few months of life, appearing on the face and extensor areas of the extremities as acute and subacute, red, vesicular and[]

  • Eczema

    In older children and adults, the location of eczema often involves the skin in the bend of the elbows and behind the knees, since these "flexural" areas are the most easily[] Adults who suffer from eczema are often affected on their face and flexural areas of the neck, elbows, knees, and ankles.[] Eczema can also involve the face, eyelids, and may be limited to the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, particularly in adults.[]

  • Micrognathism

    (face and flexural areas); Sacral dimple; [Hair]; Sparse scalp hairNEUROLOGIC: [Central nervous system]; Mental retardation, moderate to severe (10-15% of patients); Hyperactivity[] Internal genitalia, male]; CryptorchidismSKELETAL: Delayed bone age; [Hands]; Fifth finger clinodactyly; [Feet]; Two-three toe syndactyly; Pes planusSKIN, NAILS, HAIR: [Skin]; Eczema[]

  • Bullous Impetigo

    […] atopicum (dermatitis atopica) Clinical signs: affected areas: affected areas differ with age: toddlers — the face, scalp; older children and adolescents — the elbow and knee[] flexures, reddening of the upper half of the body and face adults — localized and generalized lesions without predilections atopic habitus: cheilitis sicca, wrinkles under[] […] dermatitis, HE 40x (12037) Another case: Dyshidrotic dermatitis, HE 60x (13878) Pustular dyshidrotic dermatitis: Dyshidrotic dermatitis, pustular, HE 20x (4474) [zoomify] 5.2.29 Eczema[]

  • Hidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

    .  Eczema is common and is prominent in flexural areas  Small milia like papules may be found on the face  Diminished or absent salivary glands & mucous glands of the nose[]

  • Antimony Poisoning

    Papules and pustules predominate around sweat and sebaceous glands with areas of eczema and lichenification.[] Typical lesions arise on the arms, legs and in the flexures, sparing the face, hands and feet (Renes, 1953; McCallum, 1989).[]

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