The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children (ISAAC) used responses to a questionnaire to diagnose atopic eczema in children.

Patient selection: child



(1) itchy rash that has been coming and going for at least 6 months

(2) itchy rash in #1 at any time in the past 12 months

(3) rash involves any of the following: folds of the elbows, behind the knees, in front of the ankles, under the buttocks, around the neck, around the ears or around the eyes


If criteria 1, 2 and 3 are positive, then the patient has atopic dermatitis.


If criteria 1 and 2 are positive but 3 is not, then the patient has possible atopic dermatitis.

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