What are the primary physical findings of atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Updated: Mar 13, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Primary physical findings include the following:

  • Xerosis

  • Lichenification

  • Eczematous lesions

The eczematous changes and its morphology are seen in different locations, depending on the age of the patient (ie, infant, child, or adult).


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