Reliable assessment of atopic dermatitis severity: do we need more tools?

Facing the need to obtain more robust and reliable results from studies on various therapeutic modalities and the growing costs of clinical trials, a valid assessment of disease severities has now become particularly relevant. Regarding atopic dermatitis (AD), many available measures exist for its assessment; however, none is currently considered as a gold standard. The major difficulty in assessing AD severity relies on the need to evaluate both objective clinical severity as well as the subjective symptoms reported by patients.

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