Atopic dermatitis places heavy burden on patients

Dermatology Advisor. 2018.

It is not new information to researchers and patients alike that atopic dermatitis (AD) is detrimental to patient health; however, it may be surprising for patients without AD to discover just how much the disease burdens patients. This article investigated that burden and found that there are much higher rates of “having only fair/poor overall health, being somewhat/very dissatisfied with life, having lower weighted mean short-form 12 (SF-12) mental and physical health subscores, and having higher dermatology life quality index (DLQI) scores, compared to adults without AD.”

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