Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Eczema facts
- What is eczema?
- What are the causes of eczema?
- What are risk factors for eczema?
- What are eczema symptoms and signs in babies, children, and adults?
- What are the different types of eczema?
- How is eczema diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for eczema?
- Can eczema be prevented?
- What are the possible complications of eczema?
- What is the prognosis (outlook) for eczema?
What is the prognosis (outlook) for eczema?
Eczema is not a fatal disease, although it can cause significant discomfort. Medical treatments as well as lifestyle modifications can generally provide symptom relief. It is also possible in many situations to avoid known triggers of the condition. Complications such as secondary bacterial infection can be successfully treated with antibiotics.
Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology
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Krafchik, Bernice R. "Atopic Dermatitis." eMedicine. Jan. 19, 2010. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1049085-overview>.
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