/ˈɛɡzɪmə/, /ˈɛksɪmə/, /ˈɛksmə/
As I no longer live in the UK I don't usually hear how eczema is pronounced, so I've always pronounced it as ig-zee-muh but recently my English boyfriend told me that the only correct pronunciation is ˈɛksmə (the second e- is silent), and he's quite adamant about it! He considers my pronunciation as nothing short of an abomination. Listen to the first British speaker on Forvo to hear the "correct" pronunciation of eczema.
However, when I checked online I saw that there are three ways of pronouncing this term.
I would like to know which pronunciation is most dominant in British English and in American English. And why the second e- is sometimes silent in eckz(e)ma.