Eczema

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor / Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Inflammation, drying and thickening of the skin. May be reactive to some outside stimulus, or related to a disordered immune system. Typically affects extensor surfaces, such as elbows and knees, but may affect any area of the body. Treatment ranges from mild moisturising creams, to steroid creams, light therapy and immunosuppressive drugs.

Guidance

Acceptable if not requiring systemic (i.e. tablet) therapy (including oral steroids and other immunosuppressive agents). Topical steroids (i.e. creams appied to the skin) are acceptable. Check harvest sites are not involved (inside elbows, back of hips). Check if given ultraviolet (PUVA) therapy. Discuss with MO if uncertain.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Atopic Dermatitis

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012