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A Comparison of Two Chronic Skin Conditions: Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis

Spring 2019

Conlon EG, Wright KT. 19(1). 125 - 127. (Journal Article)


Atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis are two common chronic skin diseases that affect many people, including active- duty military Servicemembers and their families. Both conditions have significant psychosocial impacts and can lead to substantial morbidity if undiagnosed and left untreated. We compare and contrast atopic dermatitis and psoriasis in terms of epidemiology, etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. The goal is to help military medical providers distinguish between the two diseases and provide practical steps for treatment and long-term management.

Keywords: atopic dermatitis; dermatology; diagnostics; eczema; psoriasis; skin conditions; treatment

PMID: 30859539

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