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A Literature Review for Developing the Clinical Phenotype Evaluation System of Atopic Dermatitis
A Literature Review for Developing the Clinical Phenotype Evaluation System of Atopic Dermatitis
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology. 2016. Feb, 29(1): 145-156
  • Published : February 25, 2016
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Ahn Jin-Hyang
Yun Young-Hee
Kim Kyu-Seok
Jang Bo-Hyeong
Ko Seong-Gyu
Choi In-Hwa

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Objective : We performed a literature review for developing the clinical phenotype evaluation system of atopic dermatitis.Methods : We searched the papers that describe symptoms for atopic dermatitis through Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System(OASIS) and Korean Studies Incategoryation Service System(KISS). We looked through all the papers and finally chose 47 papers that are suitable for inclusion. Then, we extracted symptoms from these papers and arranged them in order of frequency and validity through experts' conference.Results : We found 360 papers and chose 47 papers. We decided to include general information of patients, systemic and dermatologic symptoms in evaluation category of atopic dermatitis. Through experts' conference, it was decided that general information has age, sex and body type; Systemic symptoms have 9 items; Dermatologic symptoms have 15 items.Conclusion : To evaluate atopic dermatitis objectively, the standardization of diagnostic tool is needed. Therefore we developed a clinical phenotype evaluation system of atopic dermatitis.
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