Continuing Medical Education

Atopic dermatitis

W Sinclair, R J Green


The articles in this issue of CME reflect on the views of a number of individuals who developed the guideline for the management of atopic dermatitis (AD) to improve the outcome of its treatment in South Africa (SA). AD has a major impact on the quality of life of sufferers and it is hoped that the articles and the guidelines they embody, if implemented, play a role in achieving these outcomes. Not only is AD the most common skin disease in children, but it causes tremendous morbidity. Engaging with many of these suffering children and their parents daily, is emotionally draining and energy sapping. No other skin condition places such demands on resources, time and the human spirit. 


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W Sinclair, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(10):705. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8865

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

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