Validation of the U.K. Working Party diagnostic criteria for atopic eczema in a Xhosa-speaking African population.

@article{Chalmers2007ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the U.K. Working Party diagnostic criteria for atopic eczema in a Xhosa-speaking African population.},
  author={Douglas A. Chalmers and G Todd and Norma Saxe and J. Kenneth Milne and Sandy Tolosana and P N Ngcelwane and B N Hlaba and L N Mngomeni and T G Nonxuba and Hywel C Williams},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={156 1},
  pages={
          111-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Reliable diagnostic criteria for eczema are important for epidemiological comparisons. Although the U.K. diagnostic criteria for atopic eczema have performed well in an English language setting, limited data are available from other countries where cultural and linguistic factors may affect their validity. OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the validity of the U.K. criteria for eczema in relation to clinical assessment by a dermatologist in a Xhosa-speaking South African population… CONTINUE READING

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