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Can discoid eczema be a symptom of another condition?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Discoid eczema, also called nummular dermatitis, may be more likely to develop if you have other skin disorders, such as atopic dermatitis. Discoid eczema is a condition that produces round or oval sores. Doctors have also observed that people may be more prone to discoid eczema if they have poor circulation in the legs or a bacterial infection of the skin. Be sure to see a dermatologist if you have symptoms of discoid eczema.

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