The Itch-Scratch Cycle: Quality of Life Assessment and Management of Atopic Eczema in Children
- *Corresponding Author:
- Michael M. Wolz
Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic
200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 22, 2014; Accepted Date: March 28, 2014; Published Date: April 01, 2014
Citation: Wolz MM, Burge S (2014) The Itch-Scratch Cycle: Quality of Life Assessment and Management of Atopic Eczema in Children. Pediat Therapeut 4:198. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000198
Copyright: © 2014 Wolz MM, 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 Eczema in children is a common condition with increasing prevalence. Its impact on the quality of life of the affected child and its family is often underestimated. This review summarizes recent research on the impact on the quality of life of atopic eczema in children and the available quality of life assessment tools as well as management principles according to recently updated care guidelines. Healthcare providers should be family with the presentation, basic assessment and management of atopic eczema in children and adopt a holistic approach to the condition.