Atopic dermatitis L20-

Clinical Information
  • A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (ige), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.
  • Chronic inflammatory skin disorder in individuals with a hereditary predisposition to a lowered threshold to pruritus; characterized by extreme itching, leading to scratching and rubbing that result in typical lesions of eczema.
Codes
  • L20 Atopic dermatitis
    • L20.0 Besnier's prurigo
    • L20.8 Other atopic dermatitis
      • L20.81 Atopic neurodermatitis
      • L20.82 Flexural eczema
      • L20.83 Infantile (acute) (chronic) eczema
      • L20.84 Intrinsic (allergic) eczema
      • L20.89 Other atopic dermatitis
    • L20.9 Atopic dermatitis, unspecified