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About Atopic Dermatitis (AD)

Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is the most common skin disease, which first symptoms usually appear in early childhood.

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Atopic Dermatitis (AD)

Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is the most common skin disease, first symptoms of this disease usually appear in early childhood. According to some statistics, 10-20% of children and 1-3% of adults around the world suffer from atopic dermatitis (eczema). 60% of children experience their first symptoms during the first twelve months of life. The symptoms continue up to the age of five among 90% of children.

What are the types of AD?

There are 3 different types of AD, Paediatric, Children’s and Adults Onset.

Pediatric AD

Symptoms manifest themselves immediately after birth – skin becomes dry or presents with skin lesions, such as erythema or exudate. They are located mainly near elbows and knee creases.

Children's AD

Dryness of the epidermis is accompanied by exfoliation and roughness. Skin thickens in the skin folds and on the forehead. On the elbows and knee creases there are alveolar-follicular lesions.

Adults Onset AD

In adult patients, skin lesions are usually present at elbows and knee creases and at the base of the neck. The lesions can cover a large part of the body and are usually more visible on the neck and face.

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