Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition with itchy or inflamed patches of skin. It is more common in babies and young children but can occur at any age. Eczema has many different forms. The classical areas in children are inside the elbows and behind the knees. Eczema is caused by an overactive, oversensitive immune system. Up to 20 percent of children and one to three percent of adults develop atopic dermatitis, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It affects males and females equally.
The Many Forms of Eczema
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