What is the prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in the US?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: Cassandra Bradby, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Atopic dermatitis is the most common inflammatory skin disease in children, affecting up to 17% of the pediatric population in the United States, with increasing prevalence over the past several decades.

United States

Prevalence of atopic dermatitis ranges from approximately 7-17% in children. [6] A small percentage of affected children will have the disease into adulthood.


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