Fast Five Quiz: Atopic Dermatitis in Adults

Lindsay C. Strowd, MD


June 28, 2021

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, heterogeneous, systemic inflammatory skin disorder associated with dysregulated immune responses, barrier dysfunction, and activated sensory nerves. According to data from the Global Burden of Disease Study, AD is the 15th most common nonfatal disease and has the highest disease burden among skin diseases, as measured by disability-adjusted life-years. In some countries, up to 17% of adults are diagnosed with AD each year, resulting in sizeable societal and financial costs. New insights into the genetic, immunologic, and environmental impacts of AD have led to new opportunities for treatment that can improve clinical outcomes and reduce unnecessary expenditure.

How much do you know about AD in adults? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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