Patient with flares on face and hands
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An 18-year-old woman has had relapsing courses of atopic dermatitis since she was 3 years old. She is currently using topical corticosteroids twice weekly, which are of benefit, but she often has flares on her face and hands. The flares now cover about 15% of body surface area, and the itchiness is interfering with her sleep. She is eager to get her condition under better control before she leaves for college in a few months.

How would you characterize the severity of this patient's atopic dermatitis?

Mild to moderate


Moderate to severe


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