Resources

CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES

Guidelines for treatment of atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis): Part I.
Ring J, et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012;26(8):1045-1060.

Guidelines for treatment of atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis): Part II.
Ring J, et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012;26(8):1176-1193.

Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Part 3. Management and treatment with phototherapy and systemic agents.
Sidbury R, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;71(2):327-349.

Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Part 4. Prevention of disease flares and use of adjunctive therapies and approaches.
Sidbury R, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;71(6):1218-1233.

PATIENT ADVOCACY

International Eczema Council
Founded in late 2014, the International Eczema Council (IEC) is a global nonprofit organization led by dermatology experts on atopic dermatitis. The IEC is dedicated to increasing the understanding of atopic dermatitis and promoting its optimal management through research, education, and patient/family care.

National Eczema Association
The National Eczema Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

National Eczema Society
The National Eczema Society is a charity in England, Wales, and Scotland that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with eczema. They offer regional support groups and provide educational information about treating and managing eczema on their website.

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI)
The EASI is a clinician assessment tool designed to measure clinical severity of atopic dermatitis. Severity scores can range from 0 (clear) to 72 (very severe). (Hanifin JM, et al. Exp Dermatol. 2001;10(1):11-18)

Investigator Global Assessment (IGA)
The IGA is a clinician assessment strategy designed to provide a snapshot of overall disease severity in dermatologic clinical trials. (Futamura M, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;74(2):288-294)

Patient-Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM)
The POEM is a patient-administered measurement tool designed to assess occurrence and frequency of atopic dermatitis symptoms during the previous week through a simple 5-point scale, with a maximum total score of 28. (Charman CR, et al. Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(12):1513-1519)

Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD)
The SCORAD is a clinical tool used to assess the extent and severity of eczema. (Consensus Report of the European Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis. Dermatology. 1993;186(1):23-31)