Approach to the Assessment and Management of Pediatric Patients With Atopic Dermatitis: A Consensus Document. Section IV: Consensus Statements on the Assessment and Management of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

J Cutan Med Surg. Nov/Dec 2019;23(5_suppl):32S-39S. doi: 10.1177/1203475419882654.


This document is intended to provide practical guidance to physicians treating pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD), especially dermatologists, pediatricians, allergists, and other health-care professionals. The recommendations contained here were formalized based on a consensus of 12 Canadian pediatric dermatologists, dermatologists, pediatricians, and pediatric allergists with extensive experience managing AD in the pediatric population. A modified Delphi process was adopted with iterative voting on a 5-point Likert scale, with a prespecified agreement cutoff of 75%. Topic areas addressed in the 17 consensus statements reflect areas of practical management, including counselling, assessment, comorbidity management, and therapy.

Keywords: assessment; atopic dermatitis; consensus statement; eczema; management; pediatric atopic dermatitis.

MeSH terms

  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Comorbidity
  • Consensus
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / epidemiology*
  • Humans