Atopic dermatitis

atopic eczema: A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (IgE), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.

Endpoint definition

Long name Atopic dermatitis
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: L20, ICD-8: 691
Hospital Discharge registry: exclude ICD-9 6918X
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: L20, ICD-8: 691
Cause of Death registry: exclude ICD-9 6918X
KELA reimboursements codes ANY
KELA reimbursements ICD-10: L20
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF2
Latin name Dermatitis atopica

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 7024 4864 2160
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 3.24 3.96 2.29
Mean age at first event (years) 29.79 30.30 28.64
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 0.51 0.33 0.93

Longitudinal metrics

All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1.0 1.0 1.0
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 36.80 37.73 34.72

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Atopic dermatitis
after Atopic dermatitis

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Atopic dermatitis