Atopic dermatitis (AD), a specific form of eczema, is the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease and affects up to 20% of children. It is characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed skin lesions that can appear anywhere on the body but commonly occur on the elbows, knees, and neck creases. The condition is thought to result from a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors, including immune system dysregulation and impaired skin barrier function. Management involves a combination of skincare measures, topical corticosteroids or immunomodulators, and addressing triggers like allergens or irritants. In severe cases, systemic treatments may be necessary. Proper management helps alleviate symptoms and improve the patient's quality of life.
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Cite this: Brian S. Kim. Rapid Review Quiz: Atopic Dermatitis - Medscape - Sep 22, 2023.