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Atopic Dermatitis and Comorbidity

Family Medicine Practice, HR-31000 Osijek, Croatia
Department of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and History of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, HR-31000 Osijek, Croatia
Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, HR-31000 Osijek, Croatia
Health Center Vukovar, HR-32000 Vukovar, Croatia
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Healthcare 2020, 8(2), 70;
Received: 21 February 2020 / Revised: 21 March 2020 / Accepted: 25 March 2020 / Published: 25 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Health Assessments)
Atopic dermatitis is the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease. It is often the first indicator of allergic diseases, and a certain percentage of patients are affected by allergic rhinitis and/or asthma as a consequence. The study aimed to investigate the link between atopic dermatitis and comorbidity in family medicine. In the specialist family medicine practice Osijek, a retrospective study was conducted in the period from January 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017 on the percentage of patients with atopic dermatitis in the total number of patients, and their comorbid diseases. The data source was the E-chart. The results showed that 195 (10.53%) out of 2056 patients had atopic dermatitis, 80 (41%) patients had atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis, 34 (17.4%) asthma, 132 (67.7%) infections, 59 (30.3%) gastrointestinal disturbances, and 68 (34.3%) had mental disorders. Patients up to 18 years old were more likely to have infections, and adult patients were exposed to chronic stress. The most commonly used drug was loratadine (60.5%), while mometasone was the most commonly administered topical drug (40%). The result of this research showed the steps of the ˝atopic march˝. Atopic dermatitis is followed by changes in the skin and its progression to other organ systems in most of the patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: atopic dermatitis; atopic march; comorbidity; psychological stress atopic dermatitis; atopic march; comorbidity; psychological stress
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Bekić, S.; Martinek, V.; Talapko, J.; Majnarić, L.; Vasilj Mihaljević, M.; Škrlec, I. Atopic Dermatitis and Comorbidity. Healthcare 2020, 8, 70.

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Bekić S, Martinek V, Talapko J, Majnarić L, Vasilj Mihaljević M, Škrlec I. Atopic Dermatitis and Comorbidity. Healthcare. 2020; 8(2):70.

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Bekić, Sanja, Vjenceslav Martinek, Jasminka Talapko, Ljiljana Majnarić, Mila Vasilj Mihaljević, and Ivana Škrlec. 2020. "Atopic Dermatitis and Comorbidity" Healthcare 8, no. 2: 70.

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