Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) is a cumbersome disease that has medical and psychosocial consequences for the child and family unit. With an ever-increasing prevalence, currently 10.7% in the United States,1 AD is managed by numerous medical professionals, most of whom are not dermatologists. Nonetheless, management of AD by dermatologists is commonplace. As such, it is imperative that primary care physicians and dermatologists work together as a seamless health care team to ensure that the patient’s skin care and overall health is optimized.
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