Atopic dermatitis, 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. Management of atopic dermatitis in pediatrics is different from that in adults in terms of disease presentation, drug absorption, and the involvement of parents in follow-up.
Atopic dermatitis cannot be cured, but it can be controlled through proper treatment and self-care.
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Cite this: William D. James. Fast Five Quiz: Severe Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis - Medscape - Mar 15, 2021.