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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis - What it is

Atopic dermatitis (AD) or atopic eczema is a very common recurrent, itchy skin condition in children.

Many patients have a personal or family history of other atopic conditions (eg. asthma, allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis). Many genes involved in the formation of the skin barrier and the skin’s immune system play a role in the development of AD. Many patients with AD have dry skin which is easily irritated.

Most children with AD improve as they get older. However, the condition can recur even after an inactive period.

Atopic Dermatitis - How to prevent?

Atopic Dermatitis - Diagnosis

Atopic Dermatitis - Preparing for surgery

Atopic Dermatitis - Post-surgery care

Atopic Dermatitis - Other Information

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