Diseases > Atopic Dermatitis

Posted in diseases by admin on March 15, 2011

Author: Dr. Leo Barco

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Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that is particularly common among children. It affects about 20% of children population and is frequently associated with hay fever, asthma or allergic rhinitis and/or conjunctivitis.

Patients present with patches of redness and desquamation on several locations but tipically the folds and face are affected. It may be very itchy and the treatment consists of emollients, intermittent topical steroids, calcineurin inhibitors such as pimecrolimus and tacrolimus, antihistamines and antibiotics if bacterial infection is suspected.

Some other therapies are available for resistant cases.


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