Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by itchy, erythematous, vesicular, weeping, andcrusting patches. The term eczema is also commonly used to describe atopic dermatitis also known as atopic eczema. In some languages, dermatitis and eczema are synonyms, while in other languages dermatitis implies an acute condition and eczema a chronic one. The cause of dermatitis is unclear. One possibility is a dysfunctional interplay between the immune system and skin.

The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin swelling, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries. Scratching open a healing lesion may result in scarring and may enlarge the rash.

Treatment is typically with moisturizers and steroid creams. If these are not effective, creams based on calcineurin inhibitors may be used. The disease was estimated as of 2010 to affect 230 million people globally (3.5% of the population). While dermatitis is not life-threatening, a number of other illnesses have been linked to the condition, including osteoporosis, depression, and heart disease.


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Basic information: webmd skin conditions and eczema nhs choices atopic eczema overview. better health eczema (atopic dermatitis) mayo clinic atopic dermatitis (eczema) healthy eczema: how to help your child avoid the itch ascia eczema (atopic dermatitis) health line allergic eczema family eczema and atopic dermatitis | overview the royal childrens hospital melbourne eczema everyday health targeting eczema triggers by regina boyle wheeler | medically reviewed by lindsey marcellin, md, mph dermnet nz atopic eczema raising eczema asthma and allergy foundation of america eczema (atopic dermatitis)


Advanced information: medline plus eczema also called: dermatitis mnteczema: causes, symptoms and treatments medicine eczema hopes relief living with eczema patient atopic eczema university of maryland medical centre eczema british association of dermatologists atopic eczema parenting and child health medscape dyshidrotic eczema allergy new zealand eczema what to expect eczema during pregnancy healthlinkbc eczema and food allergy in babies and young children 6 effective ways to treat baby eczema!/skin-hair-nails/skin/eczema/what-is-eczema-2/ canadian dermatology association eczema dermalex the causes and triggers of eczema ptip news asley guynup: solid tips on tips to get handle on eczema posted on tuesday, 12 april 2016


Research: research statistics in atopic eczema: what disease is this?kam-lun ellis hon,vivien yong andting-fan leung italian journal of pediatrics201238:26 doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-26 advances in understanding the genetic basis of inherited single gene skin barrier disorders: new clues to key genes that may be involved in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis* by joey e lai-cheong; john a. Mcgrath

An. Bras. Dermatol. Vol.81 no.6 rio de janeiro nov./dec. 2006 interventions to increase treatment adherence in pediatric atopic dermatitis: a systematic review by alexandria m. Bass ,kathryn l. Anderson and steven r. Feldman j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(2), 231-242; doi:10.3390/jcm4020231 a review of multidisciplinary interventions in atopic dermatitis sara c. Spielman , jennifer s. Lebovidge, karol g. Timmons and lynda c. Schneider j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(5), 1156-1170; doi:10.3390/jcm4051156 melatonin and atopy: role in atopic dermatitis and asthma bylucia marseglia et al int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 13482-13493; doi:10.3390/ijms150813482 biological treatments in atopic dermatitis

Andrea montes-torres et al j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(4), 593-613; doi:10.3390/jcm4040593;year=2015;volume=81;issue=1;spage=10;epage=15;aulast=dographototherapy for atopic dermatitis by sunil dogra, rahul mahajan. barton m and sidbury r. Advances in understanding and managing atopic dermatitis [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000research 2015, 4(f1000 faculty rev):1296 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6972.1) vitamin d and the development of atopic eczema by debra j. Palmer j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(5), 1036-1050; doi:10.3390/jcm4051036


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Other articles: wellness mama 7 natural remedies for eczema dr natural eczema remedies and treatment life force homeopathy. Eczema treatment: atopic dermatitis homeopathic treatment chinese herbal medicine research in eczema treatment kam lun hon,ben chung-lap chan andping chung leung chinese medicine20116:17 doi: 10.1186/1749-8546-6-17


Other helpful resources(support groups): eczema national eczema society the eczema society of canada eaa british skin foundation eczema (atopic eczema) Eczema support and awareness foundation what causes eczema?


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Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles: atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) quiz: test your skin disorders iq express daily what is eczema? Doctor's advice on treatment, diet and different types of the condition by felicity thistlethwaite published: 05:17, wed, sep 9, 2015 | updated: 08:18, wed, sep 9, 2015. mirror how to beat the itch and scratch cycle of eczema 07:00, 10 may 2015 the times of india useful tips to beat the eczema itch

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