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IJMDC. 2019; 3(12): 186-191

Atopic dermatitis; impact on the quality of life and patientís attitude toward its management

Bayan Ahmad I. Alshareef, Sundos Hamoud O. Alghamdi, Shoaa Mohammed A. Al Harfi, Roayad Mouayed M. Abuaziz, Sahar Tawfiq M. Alkuwaiti, Mohammed Ahmed Asiri, Mohammed Awadh H. Alanazi, Roaa Qasem Almaghrabi.

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory chronic skin disease that affects both adults and children. It is a serious condition in adults, and it affects different areas of the body in adults compared to children. The patients with skin disease experience a wide range of symptoms that affect their lives. The current study was aimed at reviewing atopic dermatitis and its relation to the patientís quality of life (QOL) and attitude. The online databases PubMed, Google Scholar, and social research media Research gate were used to perform a literature search for publications published between 2001 and 2018, without any date or language restrictions. We used a combination of relevant search terms and independently identified 40 articles initially selected based on the title and abstract, there were 20 articles included in this review, finally after further screening and filtration. Atopic dermatitis was found to have a negative impact on the QOL of both patients and their families.

Key words: AD, QOL, attitude.

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