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Section Editor

Lindsay C. Strowd, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis

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Leaders in the field sharing authoritative insights and institutional best practices
NEA Approved Features
Atopic dermatitis can have a significant effect on the quality of life of all patients, especially for the children and adolescents who are primarily affected by the disease.
Derm Q&A
Peter Lio, MD, spoke with The Dermatologist about concerns related to patients with atopic dermatitis, the transition to telemedicine in his practice, and what providers need to know as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
Derm Q&A
Findings from a recent study showed patients with chronic inflammatory skin diseases had an increased risk for herpes zoster. Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discussed these findings with The Dermatologist.
NEA Approved Features
Genetic polymorphisms and defects are commonly found in patients with atopic dermatitis. A more personalized therapy that considers individual genetics and pathogenesis may provide a more effective treatment approach.
Aesthetics Corner
Patients who present with atopic dermatitis often desire treatment of associated cosmetic concerns. Dermatologists should familiarize themselves with these tools for treating skin pigmentary and texture changes.   
NEA Approved Features
Diagnosis of atopic dermatitis in skin of color and in various age groups can be challenging. Understanding the differences in presentation can help with implementing appropriate treatment sooner.
Derm Q&A
In an interview with The Dermatologist, Andrew F. Alexis, MD, reviewed important considerations for diagnosing and treating atopic dermatitis in patients with skin of color.
Derm Q&A
A recent study showed that gluten was not associated with an increased risk for developing inflammatory skin diseases. Corresponding author Aaron Drucker, MD, discusses these findings with The Dermatologist.

NEA Approved Features
Itch is one of the most common—and distressing—symptoms of atopic dermatitis, and effectively treating it requires an understanding of the underlying pathology of the disease.
Case Reports
A 28-year-old construction worker presented for evaluation of an itchy, spreading rash that had begun on his arms and legs.
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