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Welcome to AtopicSkinDisease.com!

This site is an interactive on-line community for both practitioners and patients interested in using The Combined Approach to atopic eczema. The five drawings here link to each of the five main chapters of Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual for Practitioners.

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                          Introduction

Chapter One of Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual For Practitioners
provides an introduction for members who not dermatologists, with clarification of the terminology involved (see also FAQ, and What is atopic skin disease), brief reference to the original research that led to the development of The Combined Approach, and an account of atopy. The important section on diagnosis of atopic eczema is illustrated with full colour pictures of both children and adults. Included also are suggested allergy tests, the non-specific histological appearances of both acute and chronic stages, and an very short account of atopic skin disease and the environment.




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