Atopic Dermatitis

Gibson, Lawrence E.
January 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2005, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p107
Academic Journal
The article presents information on atopic dermatitis, a skin disease. Atopic dermatitis is one of the more common inflammatory dermatologic disorders with an estimated prevalence of 15%. It may coexist with allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis and asthma, and these 3 conditions are referred to as the atopic triad. The treatment of atopic dermatitis requires recognition of factors that aggravate and exacerbate the condition in a specific patient, including environmental and infectious factors. Contact irritants and allergens must be identified and removed.


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