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How CH, Quah JH, Koh MJ
Correspondence: Dr How Choon How, email@example.com
Atopic eczema is a commonly encountered chronic skin condition in primary care. In this article, we share a holistic, structured approach, which is grounded on the chronic and atopic nature of the condition – planned reviews, patient empowerment, a written action plan for chronic and fare management, and trigger avoidance. Common pitfalls in management are insufficient emphases on scheduled reviews and patient empowerment, as well as neglect in the care of the loss of the epidermal barrier during acute flares.
Keywords atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, management, written action plan
Singapore Med J 2013; 54(5): 247-250; http://dx.doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2013101
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