Atopic dermatitis (AD) is frequently misdiagnosed in clinical practice due to a lack of standardized terminology and tests, causing inappropriate treatment of AD to also be widely prevalent in current clinical practice. In addition to gaps in patient care, financial burden and limitations to access may reduce the effectiveness of treatment in patients with AD. Several lines of evidence have confirmed that patients with moderate to severe AD report poor quality of life due to inadequately controlled disease. Primary care clinicians play a pivotal role in the management of patients with AD by referring patients with moderate to severe AD to a specialist, providing ongoing maintenance care after specialist evaluation, and managing patients with mild or more episodic AD themselves.
Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Professor of Dermatology
Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
This educational initiative has been designed for family physicians, family nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the management of patients with AD.
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Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Consulting Fees: AbbVie; Eli Lilly; Forte Bio Rx; Orhto Dermatologics; Pierre Fabre Dermo Cosmetiue; Pfizer; Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Contracted Research: AbbVie; Eli Lilly; Kyowa Hakko Kirin; Leo Pharma; Pfizer; Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
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