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Current Pediatric Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3963
ISSN (Online): 1875-6336

Review Article

Quality of Life for Children with Allergic Skin Diseases

Author(s): Kam Lun Hon*, Samantha Chu and Alexander K.C. Leung

Volume 18, Issue 3, 2022

Published on: 25 February, 2022

Page: [191 - 196] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573396317666210901124211

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Allergic skin diseases are highly prevalent among children. Patients with allergic skin diseases experience sociopsychological and quality-of-life (QoL) burdens in excess of those in the general population. Children and their caregivers are especially vulnerable to the burden of many of the common allergic skin diseases. In the past few decades, researchers have developed a number of disease-specific scores and indices for the measurement of QoL for childhood skin diseases. Most of the research in this area has focused on atopic eczema and urticaria and less so on allergic contact dermatitis. We provide an overview of QoL and its assessment for these dermatologic conditions.

Keywords: Life quality, atopic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, urticaria, skin diseases, sociopsychological.

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