MIMS Education

Understanding Atopic Dermatitis: A Primer

Understanding Atopic Dermatitis: A Primer

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About this course

Atopic Dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory relapsing pruritic skin condition that frequently affects children but may also occur in adults. It is usually associated with a personal or family history of type I allergies, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. The management of atopic dermatitis involves a general skincare routine and use of emollients coupled with medications depending on severity. This e-learning module summarizes the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and management options for atopic dermatitis depending on severity, as well as emphasizing patient education to ensure treatment success.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis
  • Be aware of the different clinical presentations of atopic dermatitis
  • Determine the appropriate treatment regimen for atopic dermatitis depending on disease severity

Topics covered

  • Epidemiology and Risk factors for atopic dermatitis
  • Pathogenesis & clinical manifestations
  • General measures and avoidance strategies in atopic dermatitis management
  • Stepwise approach to managing atopic dermatitis according to severity
  • Proactive treatment in recurrent atopic dermatitis
  • When to refer to a dermatologist
Keywords: atopic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis treatment, atopic dermatitis symptoms