Patients with atopic eczema (AE) see their general health as significantly deteriorating as a result of their condition, according to study data published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology.

The cross-sectional study evaluated 1678 patient responses (60.5% women; mean age 38.35+15.92 years) to a questionnaire administered by 91 dermatology practices and outpatient clinics between January and December of 2010. All patients were >18 years and had been clinically diagnosed with AD.

 

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