Atopic dermatitis linked to high disease burden
The Dermatologist. 2018
Patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis have reported much higher levels of dissatisfaction with their health and quality of life than other disease groups, comprised of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. The symptoms associated with atopic dermatitis, including but not limited to itch, dryness or scaling, and others, lead to lifestyle changes and altered daily routines due to the severity of those symptoms. Because of this, it is recommended that doctors assess the quality of life of each patient to be able to find mental health disturbances.