Online and In-Person Care Fostered Similar Improvements in Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms


Amy Karon, Skin & Allergy News Digital Network

ALBUQUERQUE – Children and adults with atopic dermatitis had similar improvements in symptoms whether they received follow-up care through direct access to physicians online or in person, according to a 12-month randomized trial.

The mean decrease in scores on the patient-oriented eczema measure (POEM) was –5.1 for patients who received follow-up care from a dermatologist online, compared with –4.86 for those who received care in person, said Dr. April Armstrong.

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