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Atopic Dermatitis

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Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes intense itching and then a red, raised rash. In severe cases, the rash develops bumps that look like little blisters.

For some people, atopic dermatitis may be a long-lasting (chronic) skin problem that requires more than one treatment. In infants, it usually affects the cheeks, the front of the knees, and the back of the elbows.

Atopic dermatitis is often called eczema or atopic eczema.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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