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Atopic Dermatitis

  • Albert E. RiveraEmail author
  • Lloyd J. Cleaver
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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis is both a chronic and relapsing skin condition frequently seen by all of those in healthcare. The condition leads to multiple stresses for patients: physically, emotionally, professionally, and financially. Knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology and available treatments may help lessen the burden of a disease and improve the patients’ quality of life.

Keywords

Atopic dermatitis Atopy Pruritus Lichenification Filaggrin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northeast Regional Medical CenterKirksvilleUSA

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