Prevalence of atopic dermatitis in Japanese adults.

  title={Prevalence of atopic dermatitis in Japanese adults.},
  author={Takashi Muto and S D Hsieh and Yutaka Sakurai and Hideyo Yoshinaga and Hajime Suto and Ko Okumura and Hideoki Ogawa},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={148 1},
BACKGROUND Adult atopic dermatitis (AD) in Japan has become a significant social problem, with as many as one-third of adult patients with severe AD absenting themselves from work or classes due to aggravation of the disease. Reports of such patients have become increasingly common in recent years. Despite the pressing need for epidemiological studies to clarify the prevalence and distribution of AD and to determine its aetiology, no previous research has been carried out on the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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