On the definition and epidemiology of atopic dermatitis.

  title={On the definition and epidemiology of atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Hywel C Williams},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  volume={13 3},
Hospital-derived criteria for atopic dermatitis may need to be refined before being applied to epidemiologic studies. Atopic dermatitis is a common and miserable condition, and environmental factors are probably at least as important as genetic factors in determining disease expression. These findings put us one step nearer to our dream of disease prevention. 

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