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2020 Apr

Dermatol Ther (Heidelb)



Qualitative Assessment of Adult Patients’ Perception of Atopic Dermatitis Using Natural Language Processing Analysis in a Cross-Sectional Study.


Falissard B, L Simpson E, Guttman-Yassky E, Papp KA, Barbarot S, Gadkari A, Saba G, Gautier L, Abbe A, Eckert L
Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2020 Apr; 10(2):297-305.
PMID: 32006346.


Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an incurable, inflammatory skin disease characterized by skin barrier disruption and immune dysregulation. Although AD is considered a childhood disease, adult onset is possible, presenting with daily sleep disturbance and functional impairment associated with itch, neuropsychiatric issues (anxiety and depression), and reduced health-related quality of life. Although such aspects of adult AD disease burden have been measured through standardized assessments and based on population-level data, the understanding of the disease experienced at the patient level remains poor. This text-mining study assessed the impact of AD on the lives of adult patients as described from an experiential perspective.