Atopic Dermatitis

South African Family Practice

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Title Atopic Dermatitis
Creator Engler, D. Makola, F. Magongwa, N. M.
Subject — Atopic dermatitis; pruritus; filaggrin; FLG gene; microbiome; Th2 cells
Description The aetiology of atopic dermatitis is multi-faceted and affects our first line host defence, the skin. Atopic dermatitis has a significant influence on a patient’s social and occupational functioning and can have long-lasting effects. The signs and symptoms of AD includes pruritus, erythema, fissuring, and lichenification – these are reduced by the use of moisturizing agents. Guidelines on how to manage atopic dermatitis aims to improve symptoms and achieve long-term disease control. Patient education remains as important as other treatment strategies and the pharmacist plays an integral role in educating patients on the management of their condition and adherence to therapy.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2018-11-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v60i6.4932
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 60, No 6 (2018): November/December; 26-33 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2019 D. Engler, F. Makola, N. M. Magongwa