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Education and specialist referral of patients with atopic dermatitis

R J Green, A Pentz, H F Jordaan

Abstract


Educating patients with atopic dermatitis is an essential and necessary part of therapy and particularly important when young children are involved. Quality of life is seriously impaired if patients or their carers do not understand the chronic and relapsing nature of the disease and how it can be treated.

 

Authors' affiliations

R J Green, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

A Pentz, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

H F Jordaan, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Education; Atopic dermatitis

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2014;104(10):712. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8857

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-08-25
Date published: 2014-08-25

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