ATOPIC DERMATITIS

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Last Updated : 1/5/2011
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Ira Shah
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What the

symptoms of atopic dermatitis

?

Children with atopic dermatitis

tend to have a dry, lustreless skin. Lesions tend to be very itchy and it is worse in the night. The skin appears red and inflamed. Scratching can lead to splitting of the skin which may then start oozing and become secondarily infected. Overtime skin areas that are affected become dark and thick. In children common areas affected are cheeks, forehead, scalp, neck and limbs especially back of elbow and back of knees.



Contributor Information and Disclosures Ira Shah
Consultant Pediatrician, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India


First Created : 1/17/2001
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