Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at University of Chicago

Information For Patients

Eczema or atopic dermatitis
Bleach Baths Improve Atopic Dermatitis - How To Use Them?
Allergic Skin Conditions
Eczema Action Plan by Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Contact dermatitis
Allergy Testing
Allergic shiners, Dennie's lines, Allergic salute, Nasal crease, Postnasal drip
Skin Allergy Quiz by AAAAI

Atopic Dermatitis Treatment - Illustrated (click to enlarge the image).

Allergic (atopic) march (click here to enlarge the image).

What to expect when visiting an allergy clinic

Current allergy skin tests are virtually painless. This video by Dr. Bassett, a board-certified allergist from New York City, shows what to expect when visiting an allergy clinic for diagnosis and treatment:

Information For Doctors

Atopic Dermatitis: Teaching Cases

Treatment of Exacerbation of Moderately Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE), eczema herpeticum. NEJM, 05/2012.
Vesicular eruption in atopic dermatitis? Eczema herpeticum. JAMA, 2012.

Atopic Dermatitis: Related Reading

Clinical heterogeneity and differential diagnosis of atopic dermatitis - British Journal of Dermatology (full text)
Atopic dermatitis – all you can do from the outside. Topical therapy can treat the vast majority of cases of AD
Clinical pearls from atopic dermatitis and its infectious complications.
Optimizing outcomes for paediatric atopic dermatitis
Therapeutic patient education (TPE) in atopic eczema is a 4-step process. TPE should be offered (never forced upon)
Atopic Dermatitis: Brief Review
Atopic dermatitis. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011, 7(Suppl 1):S4.
A simplified, stepwise algorithm for the treatment of AD. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S4.
Mind maps of atopic dermatitis
Adult eczema: "It’s like always having poison ivy, but with no clue how you’re coming into contact with the plant". NYTimes, 2011.
Blog articles from AllergyNotes

Other Forms of Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis
Cutaneous mastocytosis in a 3-month-old girl
An "Allergic Rash" Which Turned Out to be Seborrheic Dermatitis
It's not a drug reaction but a fungal infection in an immunosuppressed patient (tinea corporis)
Correct diagnosis is keratosis pilaris rather than an "allergic rash"
How to Diagnose Latex Allergy
Tattoo Allergy. NEJM Images in Clinical Medicine.
The Many Faces of Eczema: Slideshow. Medscape.
Common Rashes Not to Miss: Slideshow. Medscape.

Image source: Wikipedia, public domain.

Published: 07/12/2008
Updated: 05/15/2014

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