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Can atopic dermatitis lead on to more severe conditions such as exfoliating dermatitis?

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In brief: Rarely

While some atopic patients can become so severe that their condition progresses to an exfoliative dermatitis this is very rare.
We also call exfoliative dermatitis "erythroderma" depending on the clinical appearance. If you have this then you need a dermatologist. This can be a very challenging thing to treat.

In brief: Rarely

While some atopic patients can become so severe that their condition progresses to an exfoliative dermatitis this is very rare.
We also call exfoliative dermatitis "erythroderma" depending on the clinical appearance. If you have this then you need a dermatologist. This can be a very challenging thing to treat.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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