28. Clinical Features and Diagnostic Criteria of Atopic Dermatitis

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Sinéad M. Langan MRCP, MSc, PhD1 and
  2. Hywel C. G. Williams MSc, PhD, FRCP2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch28

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Langan, S. M. and Williams, H. C. G. (2011) Clinical Features and Diagnostic Criteria of Atopic Dermatitis, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    The Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • clinical features and diagnostic criteria - of atopic dermatitis (AD);
  • atopic dermatitis - for clinical practice;
  • AD distribution, dependent - age of onset and disease activity;
  • infantile facial eczema - and diffuse truncal erythema;
  • chronic hand eczema, cuticle loss - nail dystrophy, fissuring and scaling;
  • associated physical signs;
  • periocular and ocular signs;
  • atopic dermatitis - in dark skin types;
  • Staphylococcus aureus colonization - 90% of eczema lesions;
  • World Allergy Organization revised classification for atopic dermatitis - term, eczema, replacing transitional term atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical features of atopic dermatitis that may be useful for clinical practice

  • Diagnostic criteria for atopic dermatitis used in clinical studies

  • References