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Dermatitis, Atopic

A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (IgE), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.

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Tree Number(s): C16.320.850.210, C17.800.174.193, C17.800.815.193, C17.800.827.210, C20.543.480.343

MeSH Unique ID: D003876

Entry Terms:

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis, Atopic
  • Atopic Neurodermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis, Disseminated
  • Disseminated Neurodermatitis
  • Eczema, Atopic
  • Atopic Eczema
  • Eczema, Infantile
  • Infantile Eczema

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