Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management : guidance (CG57)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
12 December 2007


This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atopic eczema in children under 12. It aims to improve care for children with atopic eczema by making detailed recommendations on treatment and specialist referral. The guideline also explains how healthcare professionals should assess the effect eczema has on quality of life, in addition to its physical severity.


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • Children under 12 with suspected or diagnosed atopic eczema and their families or carers

Is this guideline up to date?

We checked this guideline in July 2016. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations in this guideline.

Next review: 2019

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

This guideline was previously called atopic eczema in children: management of atopic eczema in children from birth up to the age of 12 years.