What are the diagnostic criteria for atopic eczema?


The criteria for diagnosis of atopic eczema are followings:

For diagnosing atopic eczema, Pruritus and at least three of the followings are required:
  • History of itch in skin creases (or cheek if <4 years)
  • History of asthma/ hay fever (or in a first degree relative if < 4 years)
  • Dry skin ( xeroderma)
  • Visible flexural eczema (cheeks, forehead, outer limbs if <4 years)
  • Onset in first 2 years of life

[Davidson's principles and practice of medicine 23rd; 1246]

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