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What are the complications that can arise from dermatitis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When dermatitis goes undiagnosed or is inadequately treated, complications can arise. Dermatitis can develop into a chronic condition that produces cracks and blisters in the skin, leaving it susceptible to bacterial infection. Chronic dermatitis can persist over a long period of time. Some types of dermatitis can even be life-threatening.

Talk with your doctor about complications that can develop with dermatitis and how to prevent them.

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