What should be the focus of the physical exam for 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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Perform a routine skin examination to look for features associated with atopic dermatitis (AD). In younger patients, examine for dermatographism as many patient may have acute urticaria in the setting of AD.


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