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Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Atopic Dermatitis

Picture of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition in infants. It causes patchy areas of redness, itching, scaling, and exudation, usually on the cheeks and chin. Large areas of the extensor extremities and trunk may also be affected.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic Dermatitis"