Atopic dermatitis: global epidemiology and risk factors.

@article{Nutten2015AtopicDG,
  title={Atopic dermatitis: global epidemiology and risk factors.},
  author={Sophie Nutten},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 Suppl 1},
  pages={8-16}
}
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease posing a significant burden on health-care resources and patients' quality of life. It is a complex disease with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and combinations of symptoms. AD affects up to 20% of children and up to 3% of adults; recent data show that its prevalence is still increasing, especially in low-income countries. First manifestations of AD usually appear early in life and often precede other allergic diseases… CONTINUE READING
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