Content - Volume 69, Issue 144
Clinical and laboratory findings were collected from 372 Chinese patients with atopic dermatitis. Based on the data and previous study on the criteria, the authors suggest two basic features and six groups of minor features which were categorized by the possible underlying pathogenic factors; genetics, immunology and pharmacophysiology for the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis.
A simple system for baseline grading the severity of atopic dermatitis in clinical work, is presented. The grading, which may be carried out on the basis of one single consultation, permits distinction between mild, moderate and severe atopic dermatitis by means of a score summation using the following parameters: 1) extent (by "rule of nine"), 2) course (via history) and 3) intensity (disturbance ...