This section of the Learning Zone provides key details about atopic dermatitis, introducing the condition from an epidemiological perspective. We describe the mechanism by which atopic dermatitis may develop and the symptoms that can occur. We then consider how the condition impacts patients and the ongoing unmet needs that limit patient outcomes.
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What is the prevalence and incidence of atopic dermatitis, who does it typically affect and what are the possible causes?
Discover the two pathophysiological theories (inside-out and outside-in) of atopic dermatitis and the underlying mechanism that drives skin barrier dysfunction and inflammation.
Atopic dermatitis has a significant impact on patients’ quality of life, where this chronic skin condition plays a heavy burden on family and in society.