What are the possible complications of nummular dermatitis?

Updated: Nov 21, 2019
  • Author: Jami L Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Nummular dermatitis lesions may become secondarily infected. Heavily excoriated or infected lesions may leave permanent scars. Lesions on the lower extremities take a long time to heal and may leave permanent brown macules. Cellulitis rarely occurs. Particularly pruritic cases may result in difficulty sleeping and concentrating.


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