The epidemiology of atopic dermatitis in Italian schoolchildren.

@article{Girolomoni2003TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of atopic dermatitis in Italian schoolchildren.},
  author={Giampiero Girolomoni and Damiano C Abeni and Cinzia Masini and Francesco Sera and F{\'e}lix Ayala and Anna Belloni-Fortina and Ernesto Bonifazi and Paolo Fabbri and Carlo Mario Gelmetti and Giuseppe Monfrecola and Andrea Peserico and Stefania Seidenari and Arianna Giannetti},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={
          420-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is common in children in industrialized countries. Only one large population study on its prevalence has been conducted in Italy, based on self-report questionnaire. The present study was designed to estimate the prevalence of AD in schoolchildren in Italy by dermatologists' assessment and by UK Working Party criteria, and to investigate associated symptoms and factors. METHODS Cross-sectional survey on a random sample of 9-year-old schoolchildren from seven… CONTINUE READING
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