GLOSSARY  : Extremely dry, irritated and atopic skin

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Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is characterized by constitutional dryness of the skin and inflammation that is accompanied by pruritus during severe episodes. Present in those with a genetic predisposition to the condition, it is an allergic form of dermatitis that affects 20% of children in industrialized countries.

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