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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis


 

Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Noreen Nicol, MS, RN, FNP, Kim Kelsay, MD, and Donald YM Leung, MD, PhD

Atopic dermatitis is a common, complex disease that frequently follows a chronic, relapsing course. The disease can impact the quality of life (QOL) of patients and families to a significant degree. Patients and caregivers may focus on unproven triggers at the expense of proper skin care. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to comprehensively evaluate triggers and response to treatment, address confounding factors including sleep disruption, and educate patients and caregivers.

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