Dermatitis – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Your skin is the largest organ of your body.
Katz: Skin diseases, particularly rashes, are very common.
Narrator: That’s Dr. Steven Katz, director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases here at the NIH.
Katz: People call almost anything on the skin a rash, but we in dermatology and in medicine don't consider everything to be a rash.
Narrator: A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. It might be red and itchy, bumpy, scaly, crusty or blistered. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical conditions. For more information about rashes and skin diseases, visit www.niams.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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