Table 1.

Diagnostic Criteria for Atopic Dermatitis18

Major Criteria (3+)Minor Criteria (3+)
PruritisFacial featuresFacial pallor, erythema, hypopigmented patches, infraorbital darkening, cheilitis, infraorbital folds (Dennie-Morgan lines), recurrent conjunctivitis, anterior neck folds
Dermatitis affecting flexural surfaces in adults or face and extensor surfaces in infantsTriggersEmotional factors, environmental factors, food, skin irritants
Chronic or relapsing dermatitisComplicationsSusceptibility to skin infections, impaired cell-mediated immunity, predisposition to keratoconus and anterior subcapsular cataracts, immediate skin reactivity
Personal or family history of cutaneous or respiratory allergyOtherEarly age of onset, xerosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, hyperlinear palms, keratosis pilaris, hand or foot dermatitis, nipple dermatitis, white dermatographism, perifollicular accentuation