Difference between revisions of "Atopic dermatitis"

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==Neonatal==
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==Background==
===Background===
 
 
*Must distinguish from [[Seborrheic Dermatitis]]
 
*Must distinguish from [[Seborrheic Dermatitis]]
 
**Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
 
**Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
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[[File:Atopic dermatitits.jpg|200px|thumb]]
 
[[File:Atopic dermatitits.jpg|200px|thumb]]
  
===Diagnosis===
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==Diagnosis==
 
*Dry skin, erythematous papular lesions
 
*Dry skin, erythematous papular lesions
 
*Face most commonly involved; nose and diaper areas spared
 
*Face most commonly involved; nose and diaper areas spared
  
===Differential Diagnosis===
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==Differential Diagnosis==
 
{{Neonatal rashes DDX}}
 
{{Neonatal rashes DDX}}
  
===Treatment===
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==Treatment==
 
*Identify and eliminate triggers
 
*Identify and eliminate triggers
 
*Reduce drying of skin
 
*Reduce drying of skin

Revision as of 17:30, 4 December 2014

Background

  • Must distinguish from Seborrheic Dermatitis
    • Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
    • Pruritic (may manifest as fussiness) vs seborrheic (not pruritic)
Atopic dermatitits.jpg

Diagnosis

  • Dry skin, erythematous papular lesions
  • Face most commonly involved; nose and diaper areas spared

Differential Diagnosis

Neonatal Rashes

Treatment

  • Identify and eliminate triggers
  • Reduce drying of skin
  • Liberal application of emollients (vaseline)

See Also