Goals and objectives
The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of pediatric patients who present with atopic dermatitis. After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
- Identify and describe the morphology of atopic dermatitis.
- Recognize that superficial infections often complicate atopic dermatitis.
- Recommend an initial treatment plan for a child with atopic dermatitis.
- Provide patient/parent education about daily skin care for a child with atopic dermatitis.
- Determine when to refer to a patient with atopic dermatitis to a dermatologist.
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