Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. The present study was conducted to assess cases of Atopic dermatitis.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted among 140 children age ranged 8-12 years of AD. History of weight status, type of delivery, antibiotic use in the first year of life, breastfeeding, asthma history, and rhinitis history was recorded.
Results: Out of 140 patients, males were 80 and females were 60. 105 children had history of asthma, 35 had not, 110 had history of allergic rhinitis and 30 had not. We found 75 were overweight and 65 were underweight, 90 were born by ceasaran section and 50 by normal vaginal delivery, 95 had antibiotic use in first year of life and 45 had not, 102 had breastfeeding >4 months and 38 had not. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Atopic dermatitis is highly prevalent in children. It has considerable social and economic burdens on patients, families and societies.