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Criteria of Hanifin and Rajka for the Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis

Purpose:

To diagnose atopic dermatitis based on the presence of specific clinical criteria.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

L20

Description:

Atopic dermatitis is common pruritic skin condition primarily occurring in infants and children but which may persist into adulthood. It is a genetic disorder influenced by environmental factors. Accurate diagnosis is important especially for assessing response to therapy and for differentiation from other dermatologic conditions.

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