Education and specialist referral of patients with atopic dermatitis
CITATION: Green, R. J., Pentz, A. & Jordaan, H. F. 2014. Education and specialist referral of patients with atopic dermatitis. South African Medical Journal, 104(10):712, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.8857.
The original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
Educating patients with atopic dermatitis is an essential and necessary part of therapy and particularly important when young children are involved. Quality of life is seriously impaired if patients or their carers do not understand the chronic and relapsing nature of the disease and how it can be treated.