Epidemiology

Eczema usually presents in childhood, with 45% of patients diagnosed by 6 months of age, and 70% to 85% by 5 years of age.[1][3][4] Remission is noted by 15 years of age in 60% to 70% of cases, although relapse may occur later in life.[1][3] Eczema affects males and females equally. Generally, fewer than 60% of reports on eczema have provided detailed information regarding race or ethnicity. In studies where race or ethnicity has been reported, the subject population has included approximately 62.1% white, 18.0% black, 6.9% Asian, and 2.0% Hispanic.[5]

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