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Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a skin condition that causes intense itching. It may cause a red, raised rash. In severe cases, the rash develops bumps that look like little blisters.
For some people, eczema may be a long-lasting (chronic) skin problem that requires more than one treatment. In infants, it usually affects the cheeks, the front of the knees, and the back of the elbows.
Current as of: April 1, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineEllen K. Roh, MD - Dermatology
Current as of:
April 1, 2019
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Ellen K. Roh, MD - Dermatology
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