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The Atopic Dermatitis epidemiology report is written and developed by Masters- and PhD-level epidemiologists.
Atopy may be defined as a clinical hypersensitivity state subject to hereditary influences, including hay fever, asthma and eczema, developing against a complex genetic background--the so-called atopic diathesis.
Atopic people have a hypersensitivity of their immune system and produce too much of the IGE allergy antibody.
The exact mechanism by which Elidel exerts its effect in atopic dermatitis is still unknown (Elidel prescribing information, 2011).
In many children, atopic eczema clears or improves during childhood, while in others it persists into adulthood.
All the pruritic dermatosis that could mimic atopic dermatitis were excluded through multiple skin scrapings for detection of ectoparasites, skin smear for deep bacterial infection, culture and antibiotic susceptibility test.
It has been proven many times that in some patients with atopic dermatitis the disease can be induced by the direct application of airborne allergens to the skin (1, 5-7).
The skin of a patient with atopic dermatitis reacts abnormally and easily to irritants, food, and environmental allergens and becomes red, flaky and very itchy.
The proportion of participants with childhood asthma was highest among those with remitted asthma at 44 yr (approximately 60% for both the nonatopic and atopic subgroups), then among subjects with current atopic asthma (41%), followed by the rest of the laboratory sample (approximately 30%).
Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disease marked by red, cracked and itchy skin.