Diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis in children and adults: European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology/American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/PRACTALL Consensus Report


  • The PRACTALL program is a common initiative of both academies, focusing on practical issues of allergology. It is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis.

  • This article is being copublished by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

Ulrich Wahn, MD
Charite’–Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
D-13353 Berlin


There are remarkable differences in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of atopic dermatitis practiced by dermatologists and pediatricians in different countries. Therefore, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology nominated expert teams who were given the task of finding a consensus to serve as a guideline for clinical practice in Europe as well as in North America. The consensus report is part of the PRACTALL initiative, which is endorsed by both academies.