The history of atopic dermatitis

Owen N. Kramer, Mark A. Strom, Barry Ladizinski, Peter A. Lio*

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Abstract

Fred Wise (1881-1950) and Marion Sulzberger (1895-1983) are often credited with introducing the term atopic dermatitis to dermatology in 1933. This definition was based on atopy, a term first created by Arthur Coca (1875-1959) and Robert Cooke (1880-1960) in 1923, when they recognized an association between allergic rhinitis and asthma. Despite its recent introduction into our medical lexicon, historical precursors of atopic dermatitis date back to at least as early as 69-140 CE. In this contribution, we highlight both the prominent individuals credited with shaping the disorder into our current interpretation and the suspected historical precursors of this disease and reported treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-348
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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  • Dermatology

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