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.