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n South African Medical Journal - Epidemiology of atopic dermatitis : CME - article

Volume 104, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135
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Abstract

Epidemiological studies on atopic dermatitis, primarily performed in children, have shown that the one-year prevalence rate of symptoms is population and area dependent. The few studies that have been done in South Africa among children of different age groups showed one-year prevalence rates of 1 - 13.3%. In adults, the burden of disease is significant. The prevalence rates and age-related percentages of those affected vary between the countries where studies were undertaken. While about 60% of cases show spontaneous clearing by puberty, the condition may recur in adults.

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2014-10-01
2017-10-21

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