Atopic Dermatitis (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of atopic dermatitis?

Although symptoms of atopic dermatitis can be very difficult and uncomfortable, the disease can be successfully managed. People with atopic dermatitis, as well as their families, can lead healthy, normal lives. Long-term management may include treatment with an allergist to control internal allergies and a dermatologist to monitor the skin-care component.

REFERENCES:

Bieber, Thomas. "Atopic Dermatitis." New Engl J Medicine 358 (2008): 1483-1494.

Eichenfield, Lawrence F., et al. "Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 1. Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis." J Am Acad Dermatol 70.2 Feb. 2014: 338-351.

Eichenfield, Lawrence F., et al. "Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 2. Management and treatment of atopic dermatitis with topical therapies." J Am Acad Dermatol 71.1 July 2014: 116-32.

Eichenfield, Lawrence F., et al. "Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 3. Management and treatment with phototherapy and systemic agents." J Am Acad Dermatol 71.2 Aug. 2014: 327-49.

Eichenfield, Lawrence F., et al. "Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 4. Prevention of disease flares and use of adjunctive therapies and approaches." J Am Acad Dermatol 71.6 Dec. 2014: 1218-33.

National Eczema Association. <http://www.nationaleczema.org/>.


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