Fast Five Quiz: Atopic Dermatitis Management

William D. James, MD


February 22, 2021

Atopic dermatitis (AD), often called "atopic eczema," is a chronic, pruritic inflammatory skin condition that typically affects the face (cheeks), neck, arms, and legs but usually spares the groin and axillary regions. It is common worldwide, affecting up to 20% of children and 3% of adults. Prevalence rates appear to be increasing, especially in low-income countries. It is associated with various factors, such as family history, food or environmental allergies, asthma, stress, an altered immune state, and elevated serum IgE levels.

Atopic dermatitis is characterized by periods of flares alternating with relative quiescence after treatment. It cannot be cured but can be controlled through proper treatment and self-care.

Do you know how atopic dermatitis is managed? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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