A skin disease characterized by areas of severe irritation, redness, scaling, and loss in the surface of the skin. Atopic dermatitis is considered the most common of the many forms of eczema. Atopic dermatitis is generally of various other allergic problems, specially asthma and hay fever. A defect for the immunity inside the skin has-been detected in patients that have atopic dermatitis, nevertheless the reason for the problem is not known.
a severe kind of dermatitis described as atopy