Practical issues on interpretation of scoring atopic dermatitis: the SCORAD index, objective SCORAD and the three-item severity score.

@article{Oranje2007PracticalIO,
  title={Practical issues on interpretation of scoring atopic dermatitis: the SCORAD index, objective SCORAD and the three-item severity score.},
  author={Arnold Pieter Oranje and Eltjo J. Glazenburg and Albert Wolkerstorfer and Flora B de Waard-van der Spek},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={645-8}
}
It is important to determine the severity of atopic dermatitis (AD) for evaluation of disease improvement after and during therapy. Scoring of the severity of AD is demanded in clinical trials. The European Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis (ETFAD) has developed the SCORAD (SCORing AD) index to create a consensus on assessment methods for AD, so that study results of different trials can be compared. However, modification of the SCORAD index has led on several occasions to wrong and incorrect use… CONTINUE READING

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