Moraru Evelina MD, PhD
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi
Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children “St. Maria” Iasi
Atopic dermatitis – the need for a multidisciplinary approach
Author: Evelina Moraru
Atopic dermatitis (DA) is a chronic and recurrent skin disease, immunologically mediated. The current interest is motivated not by the severity of the clinical manifestations, but also by the increasing frequency (up to 1 in 5 children of school age) and by the social, financial or emotional impact they imply. Thus, the quality of life of children with DA is affected by sometimes intense pruritus that leads to sleep disturbances, low school performance through concentration deficiency, behavioural problems, stress and anxiety, loss of self-confidence. The evolution of the disease in the context of important immune disorders relates this manifestation to bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and food allergy. That is why the individual elucidation of the etiopathogenic causal relationship becomes a priority. The multidisciplinary, integrative approach of atopic dermatitis is the essential condition for effective, short- and long-term therapeutic management.