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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | October 2016

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The nursing management of infantile eczema

The nursing management of infantile eczema
Skin Care

Article topics: Dermatitis, Dermatology, Eczema, Infants, Skin Care

Atopic eczema, also referred to as dermatitis, is an inflammatory chronic skin disease that commonly develops in childhood. This condition ranges from birth to 12 years old and affects both genders equally. Atopic eczema affects people of all ages but children in particular. The prevalence rate for atopic eczema is around 15–20% in children and 2–10% in adults (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network [SIGN], 2011), and accounts for 30% of all dermatological consultations in primary care (Shamssain, 2007).