Symptoms of Atopic dermatitis

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Atopic dermatitis

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Clinical Features of Atopic Dermatitis

The clinical presentation of atopic dermatitis varies, characterized by periods of remission and relapse with acute flare-ups on a background of chronic dermatitis. Initially presenting as red, weeping, and crusted lesions, it progresses to chronic stages with thickened and scaly skin, accompanied by fissures. Distribution patterns vary across age groups, from infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis to flexural involvement in toddlers and school-age children, and diverse manifestations in adults.

Ethnic Variations in Clinical Features

Ethnic disparities in atopic dermatitis manifestations exist, with certain races displaying distinct patterns such as the papular variant observed in Māori, Pacific Islanders, and Africans. Conventional scoring systems may underestimate severity in individuals with skin of color due to erythema appearing violaceous, highlighting the importance of culturally sensitive assessments.

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