Atopic Dermatitis


North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up


 THS - Southern Region - Note: No new referrals to Dermatology Outpatient Clinic will be accepted.

When refer to a specialist:

  • Intensely pruritic widespread lesions complicated by persistent infections that have not responded to appropriate treatment
  • Presence of keratoconus, keratoconjunctivitis, anterior cataracts, eczema herpeticum, or eczema vaccinatum 
  • Patients with more than 20% skin involvement (or 10% if involving eyelids, noses, hands, or intertriginous areas) that have not responded to first line therapy
  • Patients requiring ongoing or frequent treatment with high potency topical steroids or who have signs of excessive topical steroid use
  • Patients with significant disruption of their quality of life (missing work/school/sleep)

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Dermatology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

See: NZ DermNet - Atopic dematitis/eczema Guidelines

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 8302  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED – Phone: 0409 867 492  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: 0459 848 725  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6101  Fax: (03) 6173 0489