"Dermatitis, Atopic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (IgE), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.
- Dermatitis, Atopic
- Atopic Dermatitides
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Dermatitides, Atopic
- Neurodermatitis, Atopic
- Atopic Neurodermatitides
- Atopic Neurodermatitis
- Neurodermatitides, Atopic
- Neurodermatitis, Disseminated
- Disseminated Neurodermatitides
- Disseminated Neurodermatitis
- Neurodermatitides, Disseminated
- Eczema, Atopic
- Atopic Eczema
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Dermatitis, Atopic".
- Diseases [C]
- Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities [C16]
- Genetic Diseases, Inborn [C16.320]
- Skin Diseases, Genetic [C16.320.850]
- Dermatitis, Atopic [C16.320.850.210]
- Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases [C17]
- Skin Diseases [C17.800]
- Dermatitis [C17.800.174]
- Dermatitis, Atopic [C17.800.174.193]
- Skin Diseases, Eczematous [C17.800.815]
- Dermatitis, Atopic [C17.800.815.193]
- Skin Diseases, Genetic [C17.800.827]
- Dermatitis, Atopic [C17.800.827.210]
- Immune System Diseases [C20]
- Hypersensitivity [C20.543]
- Hypersensitivity, Immediate [C20.543.480]
- Dermatitis, Atopic [C20.543.480.343]
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Dermatitis, Atopic".
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