Atopic Dermatitis:
The Patient's Perspective

Disease Burden

The constant itching, scratching and secondary infections associated with atopic dermatitis affects all aspects of daily life, including quantity and quality of sleep not only for patients, but also for family members. Researchers estimate that children with atopic dermatitis lose an average of 1.9 hours of sleep a night, and that their parents lose an average of 2.1 hours. This may be why these children are more irritable, fearful, dependent, and experience more daytime sleepiness and mood changes.1

Importantly quality of life surveys show that childhood atopic dermatitis is even more burdensome to families than childhood diabetes.

1. Buys LM. Am Fam Physician 2007;75:523-8.

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