Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
atopic dermatitisA chronic immune-mediated dermatopathy affecting 1–3% of children, which is characterised by severe pruritus of early (usually in infancy) onset and a familial tendency; it may be associated with IgE-mediated skin reactions, allergic rhinitis and/or asthma.
Idiopathic in children; in adults, hypersensitivity to chemicals (e.g., detergents or soaps), metals (e.g., nickel) or plants (e.g., poison ivy, poison oak).
In infancy, atopic dermatitis tends to be weeping, papulovesicular (which rupture and ooze) and intensely pruritic inflammation of cheeks and inguinal region; in later childhood, it is more lichenified and is more prevalent over antecubital, popliteal and collar regions.
Anxiety, stress, depression.
• Control pruritus (antihistamines, prevent scratching);
• Identify/avoid allergens (e.g., milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, legumes, fish);
• Anti-inflammatories (especially corticosteroids);
• Keratolytics to manage lichenification;
• Topical immunosuppressants (e.g., topical tacrolimus/FK-506 ointment).
atopic eczemaA common form of dermatitis caused by allergy to an ALLERGEN operating at a site remote from the affected area. See also ATOPY.
atopic eczema (āˈ·tˑ·pik egˑ·z·m),
atopic dermatitis or
Patient discussion about atopic eczema
Q. I have atopic dermatitis and its been out of control : ( i was wondering any suggestions what to do? This past year i have experienced 2 bacterial infections due to my open soars as well as a viral infection in which i was hospitalized. im so fusterated and scared i dont know what to do.. i personally dont think that creams and ointments work all that well. From what i have gathered eczema comes from the inside out? :S i also have allergies i tend to be allergic to everything environmental, animals dust, mold, as well as oral allergy syndrom to alot of foods. which is very difficult. i have been to numerous doctors and specialsist and they dont know what to do. the next step is to put me on an oral medication, sure it prevents it from coming but there are also alot of disadvantages to taking the pill. They also wanted me to go for uvb lights which are knowen to treat psriosis, which personalyy i dont feel it helps me ..realie.. eczema and psriosis are 2 totally diff skin diseases.. someone . PLEASEE HELP .. : )
it might be a while but I will come bk and let u know what they say :)
Q. My son has atopic dermatitis that is treated with topical cream. Is he in a greater risk for other diseases? My 1 year old son has atopic dermatitis. We treat him with topical cream and he is getting better. What kind of a diseases is this? Is he in a greater risk for other diseases because of his skin lesions?