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Childhood atopic dermatitis has a negative impact on patient course of life


Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized not only by the appearance of physical symptoms, such as pruritus and skin discomfort, but also by the incidence of emotional problems and social dysfunction. A recent study performed at the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam aimed to evaluate the impact of childhood AD on the fulfillment of age-specific developmental tasks and the achievement of developmental milestones during this period, which is referred to as "the course of life". This is the first study to apply the course of life (CoL) questionnaire in AD in order to assess whether the severity of AD in childhood would be ...

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