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Prognostic value of Hanifin and Rajka's feature sets in adult atopic dermatitis patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11280449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Prognostication of the course of atopic dermatitis (AD) is of special importance in prophylaxis of this disease. The aim of the study was to describe the AD minor feature sets, according to Hanifin and Rajka, on the basis of which one can predict the occurrence of extensive skin lesions, allergic rhinitis, atopic bronchial asthma, cataracts, hand and/or foot dermatitis, food intolerance, urticaria and elevated IgE serum in AD patients. Two-hundred-fifty-four patients were included in the study. Minor feature sets of prognostic value were selected using the MANOVA method in conjunction with the discriminant analysis. On the basis of the above sets, one can predict: involvement of more than 60% of body surface, occurrence of allergic rhinitis, elevated serum IgE, cataracts, atopic bronchial asthma, food intolerance and urticaria with the probability ratio of 90.8%, 82.8%, 79.9%, 78.4%, 77.3%, 77.1% and 76.1% respectively. In the examined group, no association was found between hand and/or foot dermatitis and the tendency towards skin infection.
Authors:
Z Samochocki; E Paulochowska; S Zabielski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0025-7850     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-30     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505566     Medline TA:  J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland. empe2@poczta.onet.pl
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Dermatitis, Atopic / classification,  complications*,  diagnosis*
Female
Humans
Immunoglobulin E / blood
Male
Middle Aged
Neck / pathology
Prognosis
Pruritus / complications
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / complications
Sensitivity and Specificity
Skin Diseases / complications
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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