Medical dermatology conditions such as atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata (a certain form of alopecia) and vitiligo are chronic issues that affect patients both physically and emotionally. There is a common misconception that these conditions are solely cosmetic, however they carry both physical and psycho-social burdens.
Atopic Dermatitis: Understanding the Difference
Atopic dermatitis (AD), commonly known as eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that can impair a patient’s quality of life. The severity of a patient's AD can range from mild to severe placing varying levels of burden on the patient and their family.