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What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema.1 It’s a chronic inflammatory skin disease that can affect both adults and children.2 It makes the skin red, itchy and inflamed.3

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Local patient advocacy groups are invaluable resources to those living with atopic dermatitis. We thank the following patient groups for their partnership in “AD Days Around the World”.

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