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Atopic dermatitis (overview)

Atopic dermatitis (overview) History Willan, 1808 Definition Multifactorial, chronically persistent or chronically recurring non-contact dermatitis of varying acuteity, which belongs to the group of atopic diseases (Greek atopos = out of place), usually clearly itching, which develops, is maintai...

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One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.