Atopic dermatitis, a common inflammatory disease characterized by a chronic relapsing course, affects 10 to 12% of young infants and children worldwide. Its prevalence has increased five times over the last thirty years.
In order to help physicians in the clinical evaluation of the severiy of the disease, the European Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis has developed an easy to use scoring index, SCORAD (Scoring Atopic Dermatitis); it allows to assess as objectively as possible how seriously the patient is affected by defining the intensity of different parameters such as erythema, edema or lichenification. Subjective symptoms such as loss of sleep and pruritus are also taken into consideration.
To facilitate the use of the SCORAD evaluation scale, a
bilingual (English/French) CD-ROM has been produced consisting of more than
500 slides illustrating various aspects of Atopic Dermatitis, and explaining
the clinical evaluation technique. In an introductory note, the CD-ROM tells the
users - dermatologists, paediatricians and allergolo - how to diagnose Atopic
Dermatitis, explaining the different criteria listed in the SCORAD
Different examples are shown, allowing the physician to recognize and quantify the selected parameters. To make the user quickly familiar with the SCORAD evaluation sheet, different practical exercises are proposed.
under the auspices of the
European Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis,
in support of the ETAC clinical trial of
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