What are the special considerations for treating pediatric atopic dermatitis? Test your knowledge and hear more from an expert.
“Johnny,” a 5-year-old boy, is brought to the dermatologist by his mother. Johnny has a history of persistent skin rash and itching, primarily affecting the flexural surfaces of his elbows and knees. His mom reports that the symptoms have been present for several months, with occasional exacerbations.
Johnny’s medical history is not significant for other conditions. There is a family history of AD; his older brother experienced similar although less severe symptoms when he was younger, but it seemed to go away on its own.
Other than the skin issues, Johnny seems to be well-adjusted. He plays soccer in a junior league and does well in school.
After diagnosing atopic dermatitis, you: