Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that affects 10–30% of children and 1–3% of adults1,2 in developed countries. The impact of the disease, including physical symptoms, psychosocial problems and considerable socioeconomic costs, often starts at childhood but can persist into adolescence and adulthood.
So significant are these effects, that several studies report that moderate and severe atopic dermatitis has a much higher impact on ‘quality of life’ of patients and their families than other common chronic diseases such as acne, diabetes, asthma and hypertension.3
The Atopic Dermatitis Knowledge Centre aims to provide healthcare professionals with the latest, most up-to-date information regarding this highly prevalent disease.
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Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder. Its definition, prevalence, burden, causes, pathophysiology and disease modification processes are detailed in this section.
Disease management can improve patient quality of life through symptom relief and extending flare-free periods. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, assessment, management and patient education.
Atopic dermatitis has numerous treatments; pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Phototherapy, topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors and adjuncts are explained in this section.
Continue your atopic dermatitis education further with access to the latest guidelines, weblinks to handpicked external websites, and a glossary of key terms, all available within the resources section.
1. Leung DY, Boguniewicz M, Howell MD, et al. New insights into atopic dermatitis. J Clin Invest 2004; 113: 651-7
2. Worldwide variation in prevalence of symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and atopic eczema: ISAAC. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Steering Committee. Lancet 1998; 351: 1225-32
3. Kiebert G, Sorensen SV, Revicki D, et al. Atopic dermatitis is associated with a decrement in health-related quality of life. Int J Dermatol 2002
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