To improve your knowledge on the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of atopic dermatitis, complete the following: 

Select from one of the 3 Guidelines for the diagnosis of Atopic dermatitis, download and review


  • Hannifin and Rajka Criteria for Atopic Dermatitis  (Hanifin JM, Rajka G. Diagnostic features of atopic dermatitis. Acta Derm Venereol 1980;92 (Suppl): 44-7 image Hanifin and Rajka Criteria for Atopic Dermatits
  • American Academy of Dermatology Criteria for AD: J Am Acad Dermatol 2014;70:338-51: (Attach) (Eichenfield LF, Tom WL, Chamlin SL, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Simpson EL, Berger TG, Bergman JN, Cohen DE, Cooper KD, Cordoro KM, Davis DM, Krol A, Margolis DJ, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Silverman RA, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Smith Begolka W, Sidbury R.  Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 1. Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol 2014;70(2):338-51) PDF icon AD-part-1.pdf
  • UK working party diagnostic criteria for eczema(Attach)
  • (Williams HC, Burney PG, Hay RJ, Archer CB, Shipley MJ, Hunter JJ, Bingham EA, Finlay AY, Pembroke AC, Graham-Brown RA. et al. The U.K. Working Party's Diagnostic Criteria for Atopic Dermatitis. I. Derivation of a minimum set of discriminators for atopic dermatitis. Br J Dermatol 1994;131(3):383–396)