Atopic eczema/atopic dermatitis

Published on September 29, 2016   49 min
Hello, I'm Michael Ardern-Jones, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Clinical Consultant Dermatologist at the University of Southampton. And today I'm going to talk to you about Atopic Eczema. In this title slide reminds me to have emphasize that the term Atopic Eczema is synonymous with the Atopic Dermatitis. The two are completely interchangeable and if I use atopic eczema throughout subsequent slides then you could also replace that with atopic dermatitis.
Atopic eczema is one of variety of different eczemas and I've listed here some different variants of eczema which I'm not going to focus on this presentation, instead I'm going to talk about atopic eczema which is characterized by an itchy, chronically relapsing, inflammatory skin condition that is much more prominent in childhood than in adulthood.
I'm going to talk to you about epidemiology, diagnostic criteria and clinical features, co-morbidities, genetics, immunology, allergy and current management, and then I'm going to move on to future management of the disease.