CE Credit

Atopic Dermatitis


Welcome to the training on Atopic Dermatitis provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals to diagnose and treat atopic dermatitis in a primary care setting and to make appropriate referrals to specialists and subspecialists when needed.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in infants and young children.
  2. Identify the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis.
  3. Detect the primary features of atopic dermatitis.
  4. Determine the components of a differential diagnosis of atopic dermatitis.
  5. Specify the physical and behavioral comorbidities of atopic dermatitis.
  6. Specify treatment options for atopic dermatitis available to primary care providers.
  7. Determine how to educate parents and caregivers about the need for compliance with treatment therapies.
  8. Determine when it is appropriate to refer a patient for management and treatment of atopic dermatitis.

Please note this module expires on 8/8/2019.

This module was released on 8/8/2016.

Accreditation Statement


The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the American Academy of Dermatology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology; Johns Hopkins Children’s Center; the Mayo Clinic; the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases; the University of Adelaide; and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.