in Skin of Color

Eczema occurs in all races and ethnicities, but it has a unique appearance in people of color.

Eczema is more common and sometimes more severe in Black and Hispanic Americans, especially children. Because of its unique appearance in skin of color, it is often misdiagnosed. What causes eczema is not completely understood. There are both genetic and environmental influences.

In addition, there are social and economic factors that can affect successful diagnosis, management and treatment in people of color.

This resource provides information to help patients recognize and manage eczema and find treatment. It also helps physicians differentiate eczema on skin of color from other skin diseases.

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