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Vol. 177, No. 6, 1988
Issue release date: 1988
Section title: Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Dermatologica 1988;177:360–364
(DOI:10.1159/000248607)

Minor Clinical Features of Atopic Dermatitis

Evaluation of Their Diagnostic Significance

Mevorah B.a · Frenk E.a · Wietlisbach V.b · Carrel C.-F.a
aDepartment of Dermatology and bDivision of Statistics of the Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Received: March 02, 1988
Accepted: May 09, 1988
Published online: October 09, 2009
Issue release date: 1988

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM

Abstract

The diagnostic significance of 8 previously proposed minor features of atopic dermatitis (AD) was evaluated. The minor features studied were: nipple eczema, cheilitis, Dennie-Morgan infraorbital fold, pityriasis alba, anterior neck folds, wool intolerance, white dermographism and infraauricular fissuring. The incidence of these features was appreciated in 105 patients with typical AD (median age 8.5 years) and compared to that in 113 control subjects (median age 16 years). The ages of all studied individuals ranged from 7 months to 24 years. Two of these signs, anterior neck folds and the Dennie-Morgan infraorbital fold as defined by us, were shown to be of no diagnostic significance. The other 6 features were confirmed to be valuable diagnostic clues in AD.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Received: March 02, 1988
Accepted: May 09, 1988
Published online: October 09, 2009
Issue release date: 1988

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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