Atopic Dermatitis - Symptom, Causes & Treatment

Atopic dermatitis is a common, potentially debilitating condition that usually starts in early infancy and is typified by pruritus, eczematous lesions, xerosis (dry skin), and lichenification on the skin. The condition is characterized by a chronic skin disease characterized by itchy, inflamed skin.

Atopic dermatitis is often referred to as "eczema," which is a general term for the many types of dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis is very common in all parts of the world. It affects about 10% of infants and 3% of the total population in the United States. Atopic dermatitis most often affects infants and young children, but it can continue into adulthood or first show up later in life.

The skin lesions observed in atopic dermatitis vary greatly, depending on the severity of inflammation, different stages of healing, chronic scratching and frequent secondary infections. Acute lesions are papules and vesicles on a background of erythema.





Skin Disorders and Diseases

Androgenic Alopecia
Acanthosis Nigricans
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Acne
Acne Vulgaris
Acne Treatment
Acrochordons
Actinic Keratosis
Angioma
Erythroderma
Facial Rashes
Folloculitis
Ringworm
White Spots
Aphthous Ulcers
Athlete's Foot
Atopic Dermatitis
Atypical Moles
Barnacles of Aging
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bateman's Purpura

 

Cellulite
Cholinergic Urticaria
Chilblain
Contact Allergy
Cherry Angioma
Chondrodermatitis Helicis
Clark's Nevus
Dermatofibroma
Dandruff
Darkcircles Under Eyes
Eczema
Dry Skin
Mastocytosis
Pruritis Ani
Berloque Dermatitis
Boils
Blackheads
Bullous Pemphigoid
Hand Eczema
Perioral Dermatitis
Oily Skin
Candida



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