Abstract Number: 17

Managing treatment adherence confounders in paediatric atopic dermatitis

A. Sokolova ,S. Smith

Meeting: 2014 Dermcoll

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Date: -

Session Title: Paediatric Symposium 2

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory
disease of the skin and is the most common pediatric dermatological condition.

While no cure is available, it can be treated effectively if adherence to a therapeutic plan is maintained. Despite this, poor adherence to treatment is common and is one of the main causes of treatment failure. Poor treatment outcomes in AD have important implications for patients, their families and society. Therefore, it is important to identify potential treatment adherence confounders and know the evidence based strategies to manage them.