Fast Five Quiz: Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Adults

William D. James, MD


September 09, 2020

Localized dermatitis is common among adults with atopic dermatitis, and the disease has a particular predilection for the head, neck, hands, and feet in affected adults.

Fever and other constitutional symptoms are not common in atopic dermatitis regardless of disease severity. The presence of fever should trigger an investigation for bacterial superinfection.

Physical examination of adults with severe atopic dermatitis may reveal lichenified lesions with excoriated and fibrotic papules, thickened skin, and increased skin markings.

Learn more about the clinical presentation of adults with severe atopic dermatitis.


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