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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Dr. Eric Simpson assisting a patient
OHSU's Department of Dermatology doctors provide world-class expertise in treating and researching atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as it is commonly known.

The term eczema refers to a number of different skin conditions in which the skin is red and irritated and occasionally results in small, fluid-filled bumps that become moist and ooze. The most common cause of eczema is atopic dermatitis, sometimes called infantile eczema although it occurs in infants and older children.

OHSU Department of Dermatology faculty member Jon M. Hanifin, M.D., professor of dermatology, has been instrumental in understanding the clinical, biological and genetic aspects of atopic diseases. As such, the department offers numerous clinical trials each year.

Beyond Dr. Hanifin, many department doctors have a strong interest in atopic dermatitis including: Eric Simpson, M.D., M.C.R., assistant professor of dermatology; Alfons L. Krol, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., professor of dermatology and pediatrics; Sabra L. Leitenberger, M.D., professor of dermatology, Susan Tofte, F.N.P., assistant professor of dermatology.

Atopic Dermatitis Team

Jon M. Hanifin, M.D. Jon M. Hanifin, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Dermatology

     
Alfons L. Krol, M.D., FRCPC Alfons L. Krol, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics


Eric Simpson, M.D.Eric Simpson, M.D., M.C.R.
Associate Professor of Dermatology


Sabra Lofgren, M.D.Sabra L. Leitenberger, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology


Susan Tofte, F.N.P. Susan Tofte, F.N.P.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology

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