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 the:
National Institutes of Health. Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis. Accessed February 01, 2011
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