Complications of atopic dermatitis

Jeanne Steman Findlay

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalContemporary pediatrics
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - May 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pediatrics


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