Korean J Pediatr.  2006 Jun;49(6):589-592. 10.3345/kjp.2006.49.6.589.

Atopic dermatitis

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. bypyun@hosp.sch.ac.kr

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis is estimated to affect 15-20% of the childhood population and there id considerable evidence that the prevalence is increasing. But it is frequently under diagnosed and inappropriately treated yet. Atopic dermatitis can have a large social;. emotional and financial effect on the child and their family. Atopic dermatitis also commonly predated the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Therefore early diagnosis and proper treatment are the key for control the atopic dermatitis itself and modify the future repiratory allergies. This review will cover the new diagnostic criteria and treatment briefly.

Keyword

Atopic dermatitis; New diagnostic criteria; Topical corticosteroids
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