Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of 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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Consider consultation with an allergist/immunologist or dermatologist for the following conditions:

  • Atopic dermatitis that is severe (eg, 20% skin involvement, 10% skin involvement with eyelids/hands/intertriginous areas affected) or is refractory to first-line treatments

  • Erythroderma or extensive exfoliation

  • Infectious complications

  • Ocular complications

  • Psychosocial complications

  • Coexisting asthma or allergic rhinitis

  • Impaired quality of life

  • Identification of triggers and allergens

  • Atopic dermatitis requiring hospitalization or more than one course of systemic steroids

  • Uncertain diagnosis

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