Atopic dermatitis 4
Atopic dermatitis 4: Introduction
Atopic dermatitis 4: Atopic dermatitis is a skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation and itching. Dry, red, itchy patches of skin tend to develop most often in the folds of the arms and knees, wrists, face and hands. Atopic dermatitis often runs in a family which means that a genetic anomaly may increase a person's susceptibility to developing the skin condition. Type 4 is linked to a defect on chromosome 17q25.3. The genetic anomaly means that the patient is more susceptible to developing atopic dermatitis. The condition is often associated with hay fever and asthma.
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Symptoms of Atopic dermatitis 4
- Increased serum IgE
- Dry flaky patches of skin
- Red patches of skin
- Itchy patches of skin
- Patches of reduced skin pigmentation
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Treatments for Atopic dermatitis 4
- Identify and avoid contact with irritants or triggers where possible. Consider use of gloves etc
- Bathe in tepid water using a PH neutral soap or soap substitute. Avoid prolonged bathing
- Soaking baths with bath oil or colloidal oatmeal for moderate to severe disease or disease flares
- Moisturise promptly after bathing. Non - perfumed products are preferred
- Wet compresses - aluminium acetate or potassium permanganate for infected eczema, or tap water after emollient and/or topical steroids for 15-60 minutes to increase benefits of topical therapy
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Atopic dermatitis 4: Complications
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Causes of Atopic dermatitis 4
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Atopic dermatitis 4: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Atopic dermatitis 4
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are anal...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
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