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By Donald Rudikoff, Steven R Cohen, Noah Scheinfeld

It truly is predicted that round 15% of the inhabitants be afflicted by atopic dermatitis or eczematous problems sooner or later of their lifetime, inflicting an important percent of visits to dermatologists, basic care physicians, and allergists. regardless of a lot present examine curiosity, the pathophysiology of those problems and their optimal therapy stay doubtful. In Atopic Dermatitis & Eczematous issues, the

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1 Infants and some adults with atopic dermatitis cannot control the urge to scratch the unremitting itch. indd 39 CLINICAL PRESENTATION The vast majority of patients seen in clinical practice are infants, toddlers, and older children. The prerequisite of AD is pruritus. It can be intermittent or constant, may be worse at night, and often interferes with the sleep of both child and family members. The onset of AD usually occurs at about 2 months when the infant develops the necessary coordination to scratch.

The study suggested that hand eczema involving the dorsa of hands and fingers with concurrent volar wrist dermatitis was highly suggestive of AD. By contrast, Lee et al. 3 years). 6%, respectively. Although there is general agreement about the high prevalence of hand and foot eczema in the setting of AD, the predilection for hands versus feet and the distribution of acral disease is poorly understood. 41). Keratosis pilaris commonly presents as follicular keratotic plugs on the lateral aspect of the arms, on the upper back and on the thighs.

There have been few studies investigating the history of AD in a longitudinal manner. Even fewer have focused on community-based cases, which can be assumed to be less severe than those studied in a hospital setting (Williams and Wüthrich 2000). Although one study suggests that approximately 90% of children are clear of their AD within 10 years (Vickers 1980), other studies of well-defined populations suggest that AD is a far more chronic condition with a clearance rate of around 60% by age 16 (Rystedt 1980, Williams and Strachan 1998).

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