Objective Look at Atopic Dermatitis

April 1, 2003

San Francisco - While pulmonologists can rely on objective tests, such as the pulmonary function test, to assess lung diseases, dermatologists have only subjective assessments of common skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (AD). A commonly used clinical measure for AD today, SCORAD, relies on subjective criteria in assessing the severity of lesions and the extent of involvement.