Perceptions and Practices Regarding Atopic Dermatitis: A Survey

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Parents (N = 392) completed a survey at the Minnesota State Fair in August and September 2015 addressing knowledge regarding the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD), basic skin care practices, and the perceived role of infection and food allergies in AD. Of participating parents, 82% identified food allergy or sensitivity in AD pathogenesis, whereas only 42% identified bacterial infection as an important factor in AD severity. Participants most often received education on skin health from their pediatrician (49%), followed by Internet-based sources (23%), rather than a dermatologist or pediatric dermatologist. Parents of children with AD overestimate the role of food allergies in this condition and are not as aware of the role of bacterial infection. Future educational directions from our specialty should focus on resources for pediatricians and families that emphasize these factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-491
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Atopic Dermatitis
Food Hypersensitivity
Parents
Bacterial Infections
Skin Care
Internet
Surveys and Questionnaires
Pediatrics
Education
Skin
Health
Infection
Dermatologists
Pediatricians

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Perceptions and Practices Regarding Atopic Dermatitis : A Survey. / Grey, Katherine R.; Hook, Kristen P; Polcari, Ingrid C; Maguiness, Sheilagh.

In: Pediatric Dermatology, Vol. 34, No. 4, 01.07.2017, p. 488-491.

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