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J Dermatolog Treat. 2001 Mar;12(1):23-4.

Dogger Bank Itch and cyclosporin.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Treliske Hospital, Truro, UK. Lisa.Duckham@RCHT.sewst.nhs.uk


Two cases of Dogger Bank Itch responding to oral cyclosporin (Neoral) are reported. The first, a 42-year-old shell-fisherman, presented with eczema on his face, forearms and hands. Oral prednisolone was ineffective and in subsequent years systemic steroids and topical clobetasol propionate allowed him to continue his work. In the shellfishing season of 1996, cyclosporin (Neoral) was introduced and the eczema was subsequently satisfactorily controlled. The second fisherman, aged 46, presented with an irritant eczema of the hands and forearms. Initial treatment with emollients and potent topical steroids had little effect. A subsequent course of cyclosporin provided good control of the eczema.

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