Atopic Dermatitis: Overview
National Jewish Health physician Mark Boguniewicz, MD, discusses atopic dermatitis (eczema), the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease in young children:
Atopic Dermatitis: Causes
Mark Boguniewicz, MD, discusses the two leading theories on the cause of atopic dermatitis (eczema). He also talks about Filaggrin, a key protein in the skin, which is often missing in patients with severe atopic dermatitis:
Atopic Dermatitis: Related Conditions
Mark Boguniewicz, MD, discusses the high susceptibility of patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) to contract staph infections as well as develop allergies and asthma:
Atopic Dermatitis & Infections
Mark Boguniewicz, MD, discusses staph infections and atopic dermatitis. Chronic skin diseases can also lead to asthma, food allergies, and chronic rhinitis as a result of the skin's immune system being exposed to allergens and not being able to produce an immunity to them.
Patient Story: Overcoming Severe Pediatric Eczema
Six-year-old Eric Wong suffered from severe eczema; his legs were so swollen he couldn't walk. After visiting specialists, Eric was able to run.