Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 1. Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis Work Group

Lawrence F. Eichenfield, Wynnis L. Tom, Sarah L. Chamlin, Steven R. Feldman, Jon Hanifin, Eric Simpson, Timothy G. Berger, James N. Bergman, David E. Cohen, Kevin D. Cooper, Kelly M. Cordoro, Dawn M. Davis, Alfons Krol, David J. Margolis, Amy S. Paller, Kathryn Schwarzenberger, Robert A. Silverman, Hywel C. Williams, Craig A. Elmets, Julie BlockChristopher G. Harrod, Wendy Smith Begolka, Robert Sidbury

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, pruritic, inflammatory dermatosis that affects up to 25% of children and 2% to 3% of adults. This guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise in the management and care of AD, providing updated and expanded recommendations based on the available evidence. In this first of 4 sections, methods for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease, outcomes measures for assessment, and common clinical associations that affect patients with AD are discussed. Known risk factors for the development of disease are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-351
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014



  • assessment scales
  • atopic dermatitis
  • biomarkers
  • clinical associations
  • criteria
  • diagnosis
  • risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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