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Dermatitis atopic

Definition: A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (IgE), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): atopic dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, dermatitis allergic, dermatitisAtopic, dermatitis atopic, atopic eczema, dermatitisAllergic, allergic eczema

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