Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory itchy skin condition that develops in early childhood in the majority of cases. Many cases of atopic eczema clear or improve during childhood, whereas others persist into adulthood. Some children who have atopic eczema will go on to develop asthma and/or allergic rhinitis.

This Guidelines summary provides the key priorities for implementation for the diagnosis and management of eczema in children under 12 years

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