Atopic dermatitis is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but will occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically and then subside. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. No cure is found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures will relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. It helps to avoid harsh soaps and other irritants, apply medicated creams or ointments, and moisturize your skin. Atopic dermatitis (eczema) signs and symptoms vary widely from person to person and includes Itching, which may be severe, especially at night, red to brownish-gray patches, especially on the hands, feet, ankles, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, inside the bend of the elbows and knees, and, in infants, the face and scalp, small, raised bumps, which may leak fluid and crust over when scratched, thickened, cracked, dry, scaly skin and raw, sensitive, swollen skin from scratching. Atopic dermatitis most often begins before age 5 and may persist into adolescence and adulthood.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on June, 2014