Case Profile: Atopic Dermatitis

Author: Fred Kahn MD, FRCS (C)
Source: Meditech International Inc.


Severe Atopic Dermatitis (Both Hands)


  • Patient is a 24 year old college student / massage therapist
  • Lesions progressive in nature
  • Severe itching
  • Patient notes that stress increases severity
  • Duration 6 years
  • Prior therapy consisted of cortisone and multiple other topical applications

Physical Examination

  • Punctuate lesions, erythematous, elevated and tender to touch
  • Involvement right popliteal space, calf and left anterior tibia in addition to hands

Treatment at Meditech Rehabilitation Clinic

  • Laser treatments twice per week ** Note: ideal would be 3 to 4 times per week

Progress on the Above Regime:

  • Rapid resolution of symptoms and eczema


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