Atopic dermatitis: Kids are not just little people

Smita Awasthi, Marti Jill Rothe, Lawrence F. Eichenfield

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Abstract

The approach to children and adults with atopic dermatitis is similar. In both age groups, failure to respond to conventional therapy should prompt evaluation for complicating factors such as secondary infection and secondary ACD. Immunologic, metabolic, genetic, and nutritional disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of refractory pediatric atopic dermatitis. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), cutaneous drug reactions, other spongiotic dermatoses, psoriasis, dermatomycosis, and infestations should be considered in the differential of refractory atopic dermatitis in adults. Systemic therapies prescribed to both children and adults with severe atopic dermatitis include oral corticosteroids, cyclosporine, methotrexate, azathioprine, and mycophenolate mofetil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-604
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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  • Dermatology

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