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Atopic eczema on the elbow. Close-up of atopic eczema in the crook of the elbow of a 12 year old patient. The skin is scaly, cracked, and scabbed over in places. Atopic eczema commonly occurs in childhood. It is an inflammation of the skin with itching or blisters. Often the cause is unknown. Eczema may be treated with soothing ointments and corticosteroid drugs.
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