What are typical locations of lesions by age in pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Typical locations of lesions by age are as follows:

  • Nonmobile infant - Face and scalp

  • Crawling infant - Extensor surfaces of extremities, trunk, face, and neck

  • Older child and adolescent - Wrists, ankles, antecubital fossae, popliteal fossae, and neck

  • Adult - May be limited to hand and foot eczema

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