Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis | Causes & Risk Factors


What causes eczema and atopic dermatitis?

You are more likely to have atopic dermatitis or eczema if a family member has it. They aren’t contagious, which means you can't catch them from other people. The exact cause of eczema and atopic dermatitis is unknown.

Some information taken from: National Institutes of Health. Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis. Accessed February 01, 2011

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/96