Clinical Case Database / Category: Prescribing

Prescribing in eczema

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Dr V Majmudar, Dr SM Khorshid
Foundation Years Journal, volume 2, issue 9, p.365 (123Doc Education, London, November 2008)


A 10-month-old girl was referred to our department with an itchy, erythematous eruption. It started at 8 weeks of age and episodes of exacerbation and remission were observed. Her parents reported that her skin had been worse over the winter. There was a family history of asthma. On examination she had a symmetrical, erythematous, scaly, weepy eruption affecting her cheeks, neck, ankles, knee and elbow flexures.

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Dr V Majmudar

Specialist Registrar, Department of Dermatology
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
West Midlands, UK

Dr SM Khorshid

Consultant Dermatologist
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


1. Atopic eczema in children. Management of atopic eczema in children from birth up to the age of 12 years (
2. du Vivier A. Eczema: In Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, 2002, pp. 35–52.
3. Guidlelines for management of atopic eczema, British Association of Dermatology (


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