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Eczema has regarded as a medical condition with a natural history that occurs consistently. It is characterized as a disease with an early onset, mostly during the childhood period, and remits during the adolescence period. If eczema is left untreated, it can lead to viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Psychological problems could also arise brought about by constant itching.

Eczema Natural History, Complications, and Prognosis

Natural History

  • Eczema has regarded as a medical condition with a natural history that occurs consistently.
  • It is characterized as a disease with an early onset, mostly during the childhood period, and remits during the adolescence period. [1]





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