Which physical findings are characteristic 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 findings of AD include xerosis, lichenification, and eczematous lesions. Excoriations and crusting are common and some patients exhibit prurigo nodularis‒like lesions. The eczematous changes and its morphology are seen in different locations depending on the age of the patient.


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