atopic dermatitis

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atopic dermatitis

[‚ā‚täp·ik ‚dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
A chronic eruption of red patches accompanied by intense itching that usually begins in infancy but may continue into adult life; the disease has a genetic predisposition, but its expression is modified by environmental factors.
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Soaps and detergents can increase skin pH, disrupting the SC and inducing irritant contact eczema and pruritus, which seem to be worse during winter, particularly in patients with atopic eczema and those with dry and sensitive skin.
Atopic eczema often affects people with a family history of asthma or other allergic disorders, such as hay fever.
Atopic eczema is a difficult disease to define, as the clinical features are highly variable with regard to morphology, body site and time.
Current clinical guidelines for atopic eczema (AE) recommend an holistic approach that addresses the impact of symptoms on the child and family (NICE, 2007).
For infants who were given the probiotics the risk of developing atopic eczema was reduced by 56% and sensitization to common allergens such as cow's milk or hen's egg was decreased by 44% compared to those on the placebo.
Atopic eczema is closely linked with asthma and hay fever.
found the rate of positive APT to be significantly higher in the subgroup of patients with the airborne exposure distribution of atopic eczema (69%) versus the subgroup of patients with AD in other locations (39%) (1).
Dead Sea baths exert an additional proven beneficial effect on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, but also on Atopic Eczema and Vitiligo
First up is four-year-old Jack, who suffers from atopic eczema, meaning his skin is itchy and cracked.
Maternal anxiety during pregnancy is a risk factor for the onset of infantile atopic eczema at the age of 6-8 months.
Primary care physicians can play an essential role in diagnosis, counseling, and management of atopic eczema.