PPAD: A tool for presumption of atopic dermatitis
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
© 2011 Japanese Dermatological Association
The Journal of Dermatology
Volume 39, Issue 2, pages 151–155, February 2012
How to Cite
MISERY, L., ORTONNE, J.-P., CAMBAZARD, F., GUILLET, G., THOMAS, L., LORETTE, G., DUROSIER, V., RAHHALI, N., AUGES, M. and TAIEB, C. (2012), PPAD: A tool for presumption of atopic dermatitis. The Journal of Dermatology, 39: 151–155. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2011.01381.x
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
- Received 18 May 2011; accepted 20 July 2011.
- atopic dermatitis;
Although it is a frequent disease, atopic dermatitis is poorly recognised and therefore under-diagnosed. The aim of this study was to define and validate a convenient tool allowing presumption of atopic dermatitis for non-dermatologists. A 20-item questionnaire (PPAD) and an 8-item short version (PPAD-S) were developed in French by a board of experts, then tested on outpatients presenting with atopic dermatitis or not. Diagnosis was confirmed by a dermatologist, who measured the severity of the disease by using SCORAD. PPAD and PPAD-S proved to be efficient tools for presumption of atopic dermatitis, but not tools for diagnosis. Scores were correlated to the severity of the disease. PPAD and PPAD-S can be considered useful tools for orientating patients with undiagnosed atopic dermatitis to a specialised consultation, all the more quickly since atopic dermatitis is severe.