Atopic dermatitis in infants and children

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1991 Aug;38(4):763-89. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)38153-6.


Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease triggered by a variety of irritative emotional and allergic factors. Education and simple prevention and maintenance measures such as proper moisturizing greatly reduce disease. Antibiotics and topical corticosteroids are therapeutic mainstays.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dermatitis, Atopic* / complications
  • Dermatitis, Atopic* / diagnosis
  • Dermatitis, Atopic* / etiology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic* / pathology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic* / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Infant