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Sensory processing patterns of adults with atopic dermatitis
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology © 2010 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 152–156, February 2011
How to Cite
Engel-Yeger, B., Mimouni, D., Rozenman, D. and Shani-Adir, A. (2011), Sensory processing patterns of adults with atopic dermatitis. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 25: 152–156. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03729.x
Disclosure The authors have no financial interest in the study.
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2010
- Received: 5 November 2009; Accepted: 20 April 2010
- atopic dermatitis;
- sensory processing
Background Atopic dermatitis (AD) has been associated with sensory hypersensitivity in children.
Objective To examine the sensory profile of adults with AD using a standardized questionnaire that measures sensory processing and related behaviours in daily living.
Methods Thirty-two patients aged 18–53 years with AD and 32 healthy, sex- and age-matched control subjects completed the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (AASP). Severity of AD was assessed by the Severity Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD).
Results Patients with AD showed higher sensory sensitivity and avoidance than the controls, mainly in the tactile, vestibular, visual and auditory modalities.
Conclusions Adults with AD may suffer from sensory hypersensitivity. Additional studies should examine the influence of the peripheral and the central nervous system on sensory hypersensitivity. Better understanding of the sensory impairment of patients with AD may help improving treatment strategies for the disease.