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In the last 30 years – treating atopic dermatitis

The relentless increase in the prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD), particularly in developed countries, presents a challenge to all dermatologists. The condition affects as many as 15–20% of British school children and 2–10% of adults and the impact of uncontrolled disease on the individual and family unit as a whole cannot be underestimated. The clinical expression of AD probably results from an interplay between genetic, immunological and environmental factors.
Dermatology in practice 2006; 14(3): 22–25
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