oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The atopic eczema story

Volume 30, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Eczema accounts for more than a third of all dermatological cases and atopic eczema probably comprises some fifty per cent of all eczemas, when one remembers that atopic patients are more prone to contact, seborrhoeic, dyshidrotic, napkin, hand and many other types of dermatitis. The terms eczema and dermatitis are interchangeable and this just lends further confusion to an already confused story.

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