Atopic eczema (also known as childhood eczema or atopic dermatitis) is a chronic paediatric inflammatory skin disease which usually develops in early childhood.

Needing a Diagnostic Kick-start

A 4 year-old boy has been brought to the emergency department by his worried parents. He has had fevers for the past 6 days. They are concerned because he is not getting better despite repeated visits to a number of doctors. Each time they were told he had a viral illness.