The prevalence and persistence of atopic dermatitis in urban United States children.


Departments of Dermatology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Northwestern Medicine Multidisciplinary Eczema Center, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address: [Email]


Previous studies found that childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) and asthma are associated with residence in urban areas. However, little is known about the prevalence and determinants of AD in US urban populations and its impact on quality-of-life (QOL) and asthma.