When to Scratch Beyond the Surface of the Diagnosis—A look at Atopic Dermatitis Mimickers and Their Response to Topical CorticosteroidsMD
Many dermatoses occur in the pediatric population that can mimic atopic dermatitis based on their morphology or their propensity for triggering itch.
Atopic dermatitis is a common pediatric disease with a chronic relapsing-remitting course, causing distress to patients and family.
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