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Guideline review: atopic eczema in children, NICE
  1. J Harry Baumer (harry.baumer{at}
  1. Consultant Paediatrician, United Kingdom


    Atopic eczema is a common condition, affecting as many as 15-20% of school age children, with 1-2% of children with the condition being severely affected. It commonly begins in early childhood, when it can be particularly severe. Whilst most children with atopic eczema are treated in primary care, backed up by dermatologists, paediatricians need a degree of competence in managing the condition and should know when to refer for a specialist dermatological opinion.

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