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2. What Causes Neurodermatitis?

The exact cause of neurodermatitis is unknown. Women are more likely to develop the condition than men, particularly in middle age. Having a family history of other skin conditions -- eczema or psoriasis, for example -- increases the risk. Evidence suggests an underlying psychological disorder can also predispose a person to the condition. Several triggers contribute to the development and recurrence of neurodermatitis.

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