Best Practices



In this article, which originally appeared on the National Eczema Association online magazine, Bridget Kaufman, MD, and Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, discuss how atopic dermatitis can look different on a range of skin tones, and how research is showing that certain ethnic groups are more at risk. They share some frequently asked questions and provide answers dermatologists and their staff can share with patients.


The association between atopic dermatitis and non-melanoma skin cancer remains controversial. In a recent study, researchers investigated this association further.

Case Reports

A 22-year-old female equestrian with a history of atopic dermatitis presented with mild to moderate pruritic, erythematous patches on her face (Figure 1), upper back, and fingers (Figure 2). Prior to this initial office visit, treatment with a “ringworm ointment” was unsuccessful.