Sunday, October 1, 2023

How severely are children and adults affected by atopic dermatitis?

More than one in five children and one in ten adults suffer from atopic dermatitis, making it one of the most common diseases. About half of this is the moderate to heavy version. For decades, dermatologists and allergists have been unable to provide satisfactory answers to this patient group; They were unable to control their disease and existing systemic treatments were ineffective or toxic and could not be indicated in the long term. Today the situation is different and various leaders took advantage of World Atopic Dermatitis Day to highlight this point and make visible what it means to live with this pathology.

This is the most common form of eczema, and for many people it appears to be just an irritating and itchy skin condition. It is a complex and far-reaching chronic inflammatory disease caused by dysregulation of the immune system and can actually debilitate both physically and mentally the millions of people who are affected by it.

For Dr. María Eugenia Abad, President of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology of Latin America: “Although most patients encounter occasional outbreaks and they are manageable, those with more chronic and severe cases may experience severe and persistent itching that leads to skin lesions.” can be a big one Cover part of the body. Itching, pain and skin infections affect quality of life, self-esteem and interpersonal relationships and can lead to a number of additional invisible problems such as insomnia, depression, anxiety and social isolation. Sleep disorders can affect children’s growth and development as well as neurocognitive performance in children and adults.

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