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Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis: Mimics, Overlaps, and Complications

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Saint Louis University, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, 1465 South Grand Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
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University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6655 Travis, Suite 980, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Sebastien Barbarot and Kim Thomas
J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(5), 884-917; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm4050884
Received: 31 January 2015 / Revised: 10 March 2015 / Accepted: 21 April 2015 / Published: 6 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Epidemiology and Treatment of Atopic Eczema)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common skin diseases affecting infants and children. A smaller subset of adults has persistent or new-onset AD. AD is characterized by pruritus, erythema, induration, and scale, but these features are also typical of several other conditions that can mimic, coexist with, or complicate AD. These include inflammatory skin conditions, infections, infestations, malignancies, genetic disorders, immunodeficiency disorders, nutritional disorders, graft-versus-host disease, and drug eruptions. Familiarity of the spectrum of these diseases and their distinguishing features is critical for correct and timely diagnosis and optimal treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: atopic dermatitis; differential diagnosis; eczema; adult; adolescent; child; eczema herpeticum; eczema coxsackium; immunodeficiency; seborrheic dermatitis; psoriasis atopic dermatitis; differential diagnosis; eczema; adult; adolescent; child; eczema herpeticum; eczema coxsackium; immunodeficiency; seborrheic dermatitis; psoriasis
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Siegfried, E.C.; Hebert, A.A. Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis: Mimics, Overlaps, and Complications. J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4, 884-917.

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