Epidemiology of atopic dermatitis in Japan

Satoshi Takeuchi, Hitokazu Esaki, Masutaka Furue

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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic or chronically relapsing, severely pruritic and eczematous skin disease. AD is the second most frequently observed skin disease in dermatology clinics in Japan. Prevalence of childhood AD is 12-13% in mainland Japan; however, it is only half that (~6%) in children from Ishigaki Island, Okinawa. Here, we summarize the prevalence, incidence and spontaneous regression of AD and the relation of AD to other allergic diseases from previous reports. We also refer to our recent findings from a population cohort study on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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