Intended for healthcare professionals

The treatment of moderateto-severe atopic eczema

Most GPs enjoy dermatology and are enthusiastic to improve their skills and knowledge in order to manage common skin diseases in primary care. The most common dermatological consultation they are faced with is paediatric atopic eczema. This is also reflected in secondary care, with atopic eczema being the most common referral among children. Although most cases of atopic eczema are mild, 14% are moderate and 2% are severe.
Dermatology in practice 2004; 12(3): 24–26
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