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'Referral advice' recommendation details

Recommendation details

Referral advice recommendation:Referral for specialist dermatological advice is recommended for children with atopic eczema if: - the diagnosis is, or has become, uncertain - management has not controlled the atopic eczema satisfactorily based on a subjective assessment by the child, parent or carer (for example, the child is having 1-2 weeks of flares per month or is reacting adversely to many emollients) - atopic eczema on the face has not responded to appropriate treatment - the child or parent/carer may benefit from specialist advice on treatment application (for example, bandaging techniques) - contact allergic dermatitis is suspected (for example, persistent atopic eczema or facial, eyelid or hand atopic eczema) - the atopic eczema is giving rise to significant social or psychological problems for the child or parent/carer (for example, sleep disturbance, poor school attendance) - atopic eczema is associated with severe and recurrent infections, especially deep abscesses or pneumonia.
Recommendation ID:50
Referral advice category:Time frame not specified

Source guidance details

Guidance ID:CG57
Issue date:December 2007
Paragraph number:1.7.1.3
Page number:29
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NICE Classifications

Topic:
  • Skin
Sub topic:
  • Paediatrics
  • Dermatology

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