A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
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.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 27:115-127 © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.