Atopic Dermatitis in Adults

Jonathan I. Silverberg*

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) was once thought to be a benign childhood disease that remitted with increasing age. However, recent studies have transformed the understanding of AD, particularly in adult patients. AD is common in adults and can lead to substantial disability by negatively affecting sleep, mental health, and quality of life. There seem to be different genetic, immunologic, and epidemiologic risk factors for AD in adults than in children. This article examines the pathophysiology, epidemiology, heterogeneous clinical presentation, burden, diagnosis, and treatment of adult AD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-176
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Burden
  • Comorbidities
  • Eczema
  • Epidemiology
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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