A topic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic, and relapsing inflammatory skin disease. A study reviewing the visit rates to pediatric offices for atopic dermatitis delineated an increasing pattern in visit frequency. Pruritus is the hallmark symptom. Scratching leads to excoriations. This xerotic and interrupted skin barrier lends itself to superinfection from a number of sources, including bacterial, fungal, and viral sources. The purpose of this article is to review frequently encountered skin and systemic infections seen in children with AD.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Issue number||5 SUPPL.|
|State||Published - May 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health