Clinical Manifestation: Adult-Type Atopic Dermatitis

  • Aya TakahashiEmail author
  • Hiroyuki Murota
  • Ichiro Katayama


Most of the patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) get better before about 10 years old. Although some patients get better and flare up once again after adolescence, some never get better and symptoms remain from childhood through to adulthood, and some have an onset after adolescence. and dirty neck are common among any type of AD of adolescent and adult, and other typical manifestations are also found.

Scratching the itchy spot for a long time and inappropriate treatment induce intractable chronic eczema. In the adolescent and adult patients of AD, the life and job environment directly affect the condition of their eruption. In addition, decreased perspiration in AD is one of the causes of skin dryness and decreased skin barrier function, so it is susceptible to complications like skin infectious disease.


Atopic dermatitis Adult phase Clinical manifestation Face erythema Dirty neck 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aya Takahashi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hiroyuki Murota
    • 1
  • Ichiro Katayama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Course of Integrated Medicine, Graduate School of MedicineOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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