Day #39 Eczema
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type 1 hypersensitivity replacing skin disorder common in infancy. It is characterized by pruritis that leads to lichenification. It’s lesions are classically found on the flexor surfaces and neck on children, and limited to the hands on adults. Infants present with patches on the face, scalp, and diaper area. Treatment is topical moisturizers and steroids (for less than 2-3 weeks). Increased eosinophils are seen on biopsy.