Epidemiology of atopic dermatitis

@article{Williams2000EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of atopic dermatitis},
  author={Hywel C. Williams},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={25}
}
  • H. Williams
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Although research into atopic dermatitis (AD) has been dominated by the study of cells and chemical mechanisms over the last 40 years, the last 7 years has witnessed a respectable growth within the field of AD epidemiology. Significant advances include valid disease definitions that can be used in epidemiological studies, global prevalence studies, and studies which quantify the morbidity and economic cost of the disease. These have all helped to argue the case for more research into AD… Expand
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