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Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2005 May;25(2):333-51, vii.

Atopic dermatitis: beyond the itch that rashes.

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  • Division of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, J 310, Denver, CO 80206, USA.


The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is increasing, and more than 50% of children with atopic dermatitis go on to develop asthma and allergies. A better understanding of the underlying immune abnormalities of this complex chronic relapsing skin disease is needed. Although the optimal treatment approach remains to be defined, several recent studies suggest a rationale for using topical calcineurin inhibitors as early intervention and adding topical corticosteroids as rescue therapy if needed.

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