Guidance on the diagnosis and clinical management of atopic eczema


  • Conflict of interest: none declared.

Dr Susannah E. Baron, British Association of Dermatologists, Willan House, 4 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5HQ, UK


This article discusses the effects of atopic eczema, how to diagnose it confidently, and the options available for treatment, especially in primary care. We also suggest when referral to dermatology departments in secondary care should be considered, and try to anticipate some frequently asked questions.