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ATOPIC DERMATITIS
Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is a chronic, relapsing, familial, symmetric and pruritic inflammatory skin disease that commonly presents during early infancy and childhood, but can persist or start in adulthood.
It is commonly associated with elevated serum immunoglobulin E levels and a personal or family history of allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma.
It is one of the most common skin diseases afflicting both children and adults.

Differential Diagnosis

  • Other conditions can mimic atopic dermatitis and thus have to be ruled out: Contact dermatitis, dermatomyositis, ichthyosis, lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, primary immunodeficiency, psoriasis, scabies, seborrheic dermatitis
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