Atopic dermatitis is the most common cause of eczema and the terms are often used synonymously.
Associated with allergic diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis
Eczema literally ...
Rash, pruritus, and atopy traditionally prompt the diagnosis
UK diagnostic criteria = pruritus and 3 of the following:
Atopic history (asthma or a...
Mild disease or disease of the head and neck:
Low-potency corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone 1–2.5%
Eucerin cream: Apply to affected areas BID
Moderate or severe dise...
Patients should be warned of adverse consequences of treatment:
High-potency steroids can cau...
Consider secondary cellulitis, as 90% of patients with atopic dermatitis are eventually colonized with S. aureus
Use tacrolimus and pimecrolimus for moderate to severe disease of th...
Beltrani VS. Suggestions regarding a more appropriate understanding of atopic dermatitis. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005;5:413–418.
Bieber T. Atopic dermatitis. N Engl ...
691.8 Other atopic dermatitis and related conditions
692.9 Contact dermatitis and other eczema, unspecified cause
L20.9 Atopic dermatitis, unspecified
L20.82 Flexural eczema
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Infant with infantile eczema (atopic dermatitis).
From Sauer G. C., Hall J. C. . Manual of skin diseases [7th ed.]. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven.
From Sauer G. C., Hall J. C. . Manual of skin diseases [7th ed.]. Philadelphia: ...
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