Atopic Dermatitis/eczema

Risk Factors

  • Very common d/o
  • Associated w/asthma, allergic rhinitis
  • Also hiv + w/CD4< 200

Symptoms

  • Chronic, waxes/wanes
  • Hands/arms/face/flexural creases
  • Very itchy, which often interferes w/sleep

Physical Exam Findings

  • Cracked, peeling, puritic, erythematous skin
  • Can lead to lichenified plaques
  • Can weep clear fluid
  • Sometimes blisters

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