Atopic eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is a common inflammatory skin condition, characterised by an itchy red rash that typically focuses around the skin creases (behind the knees, folds of elbows, around the neck). When acute, lesions are poorly defined and red with oedema, vesicles and weeping; when chronic, lesions are marked by skin thickening.

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