A chronic, relapsing, pruritic eczematous condition affecting characteristic sites
Early onset cases have coexisting allergen sensitization more often than late onset.
Presence of major symptoms, including relapsing of condition, family history, typical distribution, and morphology necessary to make diagnosis of AD
Upward of 33% report associated moo...
Minimize flare-ups and control the duration and intensity of flare-up.
Avoid agents that may cause irritation (e.g., wool, perfumes).
Lukewarm (not hot) bathi...
Boguniewicz M, Leung DY. Recent insights into atopic dermatitis and implications for management of infectious complications. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;125(1):4–13.
L20.9 Atopic dermatitis, unspecified
L20.89 Other atopic dermatitis
L20.83 Infantile (acute) (chronic) eczema
L20.84 Intrinsic (allergic) eczema
L20.82 Flexural eczema
Institute early and proactive treatment to reduce inflammation. Use the lowest potency topical steroid that controls symptoms.
Monitor for secondary bacterial infection.
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