Diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis in children and adults: European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology/American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/PRACTALL Consensus Report

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 Jul;118(1):152-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2006.03.045.


There are remarkable differences in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of atopic dermatitis practiced by dermatologists and pediatricians in different countries. Therefore, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology nominated expert teams who were given the task of finding a consensus to serve as a guideline for clinical practice in Europe as well as in North America. The consensus report is part of the PRACTALL initiative, which is endorsed by both academies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chemokines / biosynthesis
  • Child
  • Cytokines / biosynthesis
  • Dendritic Cells / physiology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / diagnosis*
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / etiology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / prevention & control
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / therapy*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E / blood
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Skin / metabolism
  • T-Lymphocytes / physiology


  • Chemokines
  • Cytokines
  • Immunoglobulin E