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Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a long-term skin disease. “Atopic” refers to a tendency to develop allergy conditions. “Dermatitis” means swelling of the skin. Atopic dermatitis is most common in babies and children. But it can happen to anyone. People who live in cities and dry climates may be more likely to get this disease. By selecting "Learn More", you will be directed to the NIAM National Institutes of Health website.

Atopic dermatitis Basics

Atopic dermatitis is a skin disease that causes red, scaly skin that may feel painful, swollen or hot.

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Atopic dermatitis -- In Depth

An in-depth look at atopic dermatitis

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What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is a skin disease.

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Who gets atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is most common in babies and children. But it can happen to anyone.

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The symptoms of atopic dermatitis

Here are the most common symptoms of atopic dermatitis.

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Causes of atopic dermatitis

No one knows what causes atopic dermatitis.

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Is there a test for atopic dermatitis?

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