Atopic Dermatitis in Emergency Medicine Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: Cassandra Bradby, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What causes atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What are the sexual predilections of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the prognosis of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is included in patient education about atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

How is atopic dermatitis (AD) diagnosed?

What are the Hanifin and Rajka diagnostic criteria for atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What are the possible complications of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Atopic Dermatitis in Emergency Medicine?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Which pathologic and histologic findings are characteristic of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Treatment

What is included in ED treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of skin care in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of topical steroids in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of antihistamines in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of systemic steroids in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of topical phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4) inhibitors in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of probiotics in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of cyclosporine A in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

What is the role of phototherapy in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)?

How are exacerbations of atopic dermatitis (AD) prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Oral immunosuppressive agents are used in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4) Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Topical calcineurin Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Topical steroids are used in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Emergency Medicine?