Atopic dermatitisJuan Jose Luis Sienra-Monge and Elsy Maureen Navarrete-Rodriguez*
Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gómez, Mexico
- *Corresponding Author:
- Elsy Maureen Navarrete-Rodriguez
Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico
Gómez, Mexico 40296-710
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 19, 2015; Accepted date: September 19, 2015; Published: September 24, 2015
Citation: Sienra-Monge and Navarrete-Rodriguez (2015) Atopic Dermatitis. j Dermatitis 1:e101. doi: 10.4172/jod.1000e101
Copyright: © 2015 Sienra-Monge et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common causes of paediatric, dermatological and allergological consultation; it is characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin, affecting mainly paediatric patients. It is manifested mostly as a mild disease according to the SCORAD score of symptoms (less than 15). There is a minority of individuals who have severe manifestations which are not only a diagnostic, also a therapeutic challenge claiming many therapeutic resources. Although this condition is not life-threatening, results in a decrease in their life quality as well as their families, sleep disturbances, increased anxiety, family dysfunction and varying in intensity depending on the severity and comorbidities.The prevalence varies globally between 5-15% 6 and certainly there has been an increase in both prevalence and incidence of the disease especially in Westernized countries.