AAAAI: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

AAD: American Academy of Dermatology

AADA: Brazilian Atopic Dermatitis Association

AD: Atopic Dermatitis

ADAR: Asociación Civil de Dermatitis Atópica (Argentina)

ADCT: Atopic Dermatitis Control Test

ANDeA: Associazione Nazionale Dermatite Atopica (Italy)

ANP: Advanced Nurse Practitioners

ANPS: Advanced Nurse Practitioners

BAD: British Association of Dermatologists

BSA: Body Surface Area

CBT: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CCG: Clinical Commissioning Groups

CME: Continued Medical Education

CoE: Centre of Excellence

COS: Core Outcome Set

CT: Clinical Trials

CTM: Chinese Traditional Medicine

DDA: Deutsche Dermatologie Akademie

DLQI: Dermatology Quality of Life Index

DRG: Diagnosis Related Group

EADV: European Association of Dermatology and Venerology

EASI: Eczema Area and Severity Index

EHR: Electronic Health Record

ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat

EPD: Electronic Patient Dossier

ESC: Eczema Society of Canada

GMoH: German Ministry of Health

GSG: Global Steering Group

HADS: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

HAEJ: Hereditary Angiodema Patient Association Japan

HCP: Healthcare Professional

HECSI: Hand Eczema Severity Index

HMO: Health Maintenance Organisation

HOME: Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema

HRT: Habit Reversal Therapy

IADCBP: Improving Atopic Dermatitis Care by Paediatricians

IGA: Investigator Global Assessment

IgE: Immunoglobulin

IOS: Impulse Oscillometry

ISDV: Israel Society of Dermatology & Venereology

ISTST: Intensive Short Term Schema Therapy

Itch NRS: Itch Numeric Rating Scale

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

JEADV: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

KPI: Key Performance Indicator


MA: Medical Assistants

MADP: Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Programme

MDT: Multidisciplinary Team

NEA: National Eczema Association

NES: National Eczema Society

NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NO: Nitric Oxide

NRS: Nonrestorative Sleep

NRS: Numerical Rating Score

OHP: Occupational Health Physicians

PAG: Patient Advocacy Group

PaGA: Patient Global Assessment

PCC: Peripheral Care Centres

PCP: Primary Care Professional

POEM: Patient Oriented Eczema Measure

PPD: private practice dermatologist

PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

PRO: Patient Reported Outcomes

QoC: Quality of Care

QoL: Quality of Life

SCORAD: SCORing Atopic Dermatitis

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

TDA: Taiwanese Dermatological Association

TREAT: TREatment of Atopic eczema registry taskforce

UMC: University Medical Centres

VA: Visual Activity

VAS: Visual Analogue Score

VHI: Voluntary Health Insurance

vIGA-AD: Validated Investigator Global Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis

VMCE: Vereniging voor Mensen met Constitutioneel Eczeem