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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Susan V. Bershad, MD
Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(9):ITC5-1. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-155-9-201111010-01005
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Eczema and atopic dermatitis (AD) are often used synonymously. The distinction is that eczema can mean inflamed skin from any cause, whereas AD is the relapsing–remitting pruritic rash that occurs at typical sites, mainly the face and skin creases, and is associated with other type I allergic disorders, such as asthma, food allergies, and allergic rhinitis.

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Figure 1.

Acute episode of seasonally recurring eyelid dermatitis in a 29-year-old man.

This finding is typical in individuals with pollen-specific IgE. Dennie-Morgan folds (extra creases) are apparent in the infraorbital region. Photo credit: Caroline Halverstam, MD.

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Chronic antecubital atopic dermatitis showing follicular prominence, lichenification, and hyperpigmentation in a young woman.

Photo credit: Susan V. Bershad, MD.

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Acute exacerbation of flexural dermatitis on the wrist of a 29-year-old fair-skinned man with a history of atopic dermatitis from infancy.

Photo credit: Caroline Halverstam, MD.

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Recurrent hand dermatitis with cracking and honey-colored crusts due to Staphylococcus aureus superinfection in a 40-year-old woman with a long history of atopic dermatitis and dry skin in winter.

Photo credit: Jacob Levitt, MD.

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An infant girl with atopic dermatitis and secondary Staphylococcus aureus impetigo on the cheeks and neck creases.

Photo credit: Susan V. Bershad, MD.

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Nummular pattern of atopic dermatitis on the lower extremity of an adult male, showing grouped papules coalescing into oval plaques.

Photo Credit: Jacob Levitt, MD.

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Prurigo nodularis resulting from chronic excoriation of atopic dermatitis on the forearm extensor surface of a teenager.

Photo credit: Susan V. Bershad, MD.

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