Chapter 19. Atopic Eczema

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Kim Thomas BSC(Hons), PhD Associate Professor1,
  2. Fiona Bath-Hextall BSC(Hon), PhD Associate Professor1,
  3. Jane Ravenscroft MRCP, MRCGP, MB, ChB Consultant Dermatologist2,
  4. Carolyn Charman MRCP, MD Special Lecturer1,2 and
  5. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch19

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Thomas, K., Bath-Hextall, F., Ravenscroft, J., Charman, C. and Williams, H. (2008) Atopic Eczema, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre of Evidence-based Dermatology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

  3. 3

    Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161

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Keywords:

  • atopic eczema - chronic inflammatory skin condition;
  • atopic eczema and “grow out” of the disease;
  • International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC);
  • atopic eczema and skin crusting, scaling, cracking, swelling;
  • atopic eczema and Hanifin and Rajka diagnostic criteria;
  • atopic eczema and quality of life worst disturbance;
  • social stigmatization with atopic eczema;
  • RCTs evaluating systemic antibiotics for clinically infected eczema;
  • systemic immunosuppressive therapy in atopic eczema

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • General summary observations on the evidence base for atopic eczema

  • Acknowledgments