The aim of this severity assessment is to provide an assessment of clinical severity of atopic eczema (AE) using a single practical evaluation based on the following parameters: (i) clinical duration of AE; (ii) intensity as measured by average sleep disturbance; and (iii) extent of disease involvement. The evaluation is intended to allow cases to be graded into the categories of mild, moderate and severe based on a combination of clinical symptoms in the past 12 months and a single clinical examination.
Emerson RM, Charman CR, Williams HC 'The Nottingham Eczema Severity Score: preliminary refinement of the Rajka and Langeland grading' Brit Journ Derm 2000;142;288-297 Hon et al 2003 'Validation of a Self-Administered Questionnaire in Chinese in the Assessment of Eczema Severity' Ped Derm Vol 20 No 6;465-469;2003 Link to PubMed
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