Turkish Guideline for Atopic Dermatitis 2018


  • Burhan Engin
  • Emel Bülbül Başkan
  • Murat Borlu
  • Selda Pelin Kartal
  • Başak Yalçın
  • Savaş Yaylı
  • Server Serdaroğlu

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2018;12(2):0-0


Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease worldwide and life-long prevalence thereof can exceed 20% in developed countries. The prevalence of the disease increases gradually in developing countries and in African and Asian countries with low income.

AD affects quality of life unfavorably in a significant manner. The cost of AD is quite high both due to healthcare expenses required for treatment and causing labor loss. Patients receive long-term treatments owing to the fact that it is a disease with a chronic course and there is no curative treatment which also cause medicine expenses and a number of toxicities.

This guideline covers etiology, clinic diagnosis, laboratory, complications and treatment approaches for atopic dermatitis in details.

Keywords: Turkish guideline, Atopik dermatit