Atopic dermatitis ‘snapshot’ raises concerns about GP use of steroids

The first ‘snapshot’ of atopic dermatitis prevalence and treatment in Australian primary care has raised concerns about overuse of oral steroids. The study based on data for 2.1 million patients in almost 500 GP practices found there was a lifetime prevalence of atopic dermatitis of 16.4% (346,000 people) and an annual incidence of around 2%. ...

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