Overview of Nummular Dermatitis

The word "nummular" comes from the Latin nummus, meaning coin. It is used to describe a dermatitis characterized by round plaques of eczema.

Eruptions of nummular dermatitis are often recurrent and chronic. They usually appear in people who are in their 60s, but can occur at any age.

Cause of Nummular Dermatitis

The cause of nummular dermatitis is unknown.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 31 Aug 2000

Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015