Dermatitis 2017 Jul/Aug;28(4):276-279
From the *Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; †Department of Dermatology, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark; and Departments of ‡Pediatrics, §Preventive Medicine, and ∥Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
: The lack of standardized nomenclature for atopic dermatitis (AD) creates challenges for scientific communication, patient education, and advocacy.Objective
: We sought to determine the relative popularity of the terms eczema, AD, and atopic eczema (AE) using global search engine volumes.Methods
: A retrospective analysis of average monthly search volumes from 2014 to 2016 of Google, Bing/Yahoo, and Baidu was performed for eczema, AD, and AE in English and 37 other languages. Read More