Atopic dermatitis: The concept of flare factors

Mark V. Dahl

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A flare factor is a biologic or environmental factor which induces exacerbation of atopic dermatitis. Xerosis, sweating, scratchy clothes, allergy, infection, scratching, allergic contact dermatitis, anxiety, and coexisting disease are potential flare factors. Different patients have different flare factors, and individual patients may have different flare factors at different times. Evaluation of flare factors at each patient visit maximizes chances of eliminating or reducing dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-455
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1977


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