Welcome to the Atopic Dermatitis Knowledge Centre, an educational resource, intended for healthcare professionals, that provides credible medical information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and burden of atopic dermatitis, as well as diagnostic techniques, treatment regimens and guideline recommendations.
Details include: the prevalence and incidence of atopic dermatitis; its aetiology; triggers; the skin barrier dysfunction that underlies the disease; the role of the immune system; symptoms and comorbidities; the personal, familial and financial burden; measuring disease severity; the role of cytokines; the use of antihistamines, calcineurin inhibitors and interleukin inhibitors to relieve the itch; and information on topical corticosteroid and calcineurin inhibitors, systemic therapies and future treatments.
Who does atopic dermatitis typically affect and what burden does it have on quality of life? How is atopic dermatitis treated and what do the guidelines say?
Learn how to diagnose atopic dermatitis from children to adults. How does atopic dermatitis present and what are the signs and symptoms?
Best practice guidelines for the management of atopic dermatitis have been developed and published by several national and international organisations. Some of the key guidelines are introduced here.