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Table 1 Diagnostic criteria for AD. [1113]

From: Atopic dermatitis

Major criteria:
Patient must have:
• An itchy skin condition (or parental/caregiver report of scratching or rubbing in a child)
Minor criteria:
Plus three or more of the following minor criteria:
Older children/adults:
• History of itchiness in skin creases (e.g., folds of elbows, behind the knees, front of ankles, around the neck)
• Personal history of asthma or allergic rhinitis
• Personal history of general dry skin in the last year
• Visible flexural dermatitis (i.e., in the bends or folds of the skin at the elbow, knees, wrists, etc.)
• Onset under age 2 years
Children <4 years:*
• History of itching of the cheeks
• History of atopic disease in a first-degree relative
• Eczema of cheeks, forehead and outer limbs
  1. * Early onset not always diagnostic in children under 4 years of age.