The effect of being African American on atopic dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis is a complex pruritic inflammatory skin disease that is associated with significant impairment of quality of life and high socio-economic burden.1,2 Recent studies reinforce the challenges of managing patients with severe AD as they often suffer from uncontrollable scratching, sleep disturbance, depression and systemic comorbidities.3,4 It is often associated with the atopic march5 and can be complicated by serious infection.6
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) impacts up to 20% of children worldwide (1;2). Children with AD experience physical discomfort, poorer quality of life (3-5), increased behavior problems (6;7), higher frequency of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (8-11) and higher healthcare utilization (12). Parents of children with AD report decreased quality of life (13-16), negative impact on the family (14;17), increased depression and anxiety (16), and increased work absenteeism (18;19).
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Itch, a sensation that leads to a desire to scratch, becomes chronic when it persists for more than 6 weeks.1 Chronic itch can be debilitating and lead to a significantly reduced quality of life. It affects sleep, mood, and can cause symptoms of anxiety and depression.2 Pruritus may be perpetuated by inflammatory conditions, as seen in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. However, chronic pruritus may not always have an inflammatory component, and therefore requires treatments that do not work on the immune system, but instead target the nerves.
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The objective of this study was to characterize the burden of atopic dermatitis in Japanese adult patients relative to the general population. Japanese adults (≥18 years) with a self‐reported diagnosis of atopic dermatitis and adult controls without atopic dermatitis/eczema/dermatitis were identified from the 2013 Japan National Health and Wellness Survey. Atopic dermatitis patients were propensity‐score matched with non‐atopic dermatitis controls (1:2 ratio) on demographic variables. Patient‐reported outcome data on comorbidities, mood and sleep disorders, health‐related quality of life, work productivity and...
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