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Atopic Dermatitis

  • Nandita PatnaikEmail author
  • Francesca Darquea
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis is the most common chronic condition in children. It persists into adulthood in a significant percentage of individuals. The symptoms can be very troubling to families and impact quality of life. This condition often runs in families. The exact cause is unknown but in susceptible individuals is immunologically mediated. Relief of symptoms is done by keeping the skin moist through topical moisturizers, decreasing bacterial colonization through dilute bleach baths, and decreasing inflammation through the use of topical steroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors.

Keywords

Atopic dermatitis Eczema Xerosis Filaggrin Moisturizers Dilute bleach baths Topical corticosteroids Topical calcineurin inhibitors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsCrozer-Chester Medical CenterChesterUSA

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