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Management of Chronic Hepatitis B

Synthesize evidence of the natural history of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and effects and harms of antiviral drugs on clinical, virological, histological, and biochemical outcomes.

Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US).

Version: October 2008

Atopic Eczema in Children: Management of Atopic Eczema in Children from Birth up to the Age of 12 Years

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory itchy skin condition that develops in early childhood in the majority of cases. It is typically an episodic disease of exacerbation (flares, which may occur as frequently as two or three per month) and remissions, except for severe cases where it may be continuous. Certain patterns of atopic eczema are recognised. In infants, atopic eczema usually involves the face and extensor surfaces of the limbs and, while it may involve the trunk, the napkin area is usually spared. A few infants may exhibit a discoid pattern (circular patches). In older children flexural involvement predominates, as in adults. Diagnostic criteria are discussed in Chapter 3. As with other atopic conditions, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), atopic eczema often has a genetic component. In atopic eczema, inherited factors affect the development of the skin barrier, which can lead to exacerbation of the disease by a large number of trigger factors, including irritants and allergens. Many cases of atopic eczema clear or improve during childhood while others persist into adulthood, and some children who have atopic eczema `will go on to develop asthma and/or allergic rhinitis; this sequence of events is sometimes referred to as the ‘atopic march’. The epidemiology of atopic eczema is considered in Chapter 5, and the impact of the condition on children and their families/caregivers is considered in Sections 4.2 and 4.3.

NICE Clinical Guidelines - National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).

Version: December 2007
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Drug Class Review: Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: Final Report [Internet]

Since December 2000, two topical calcineurin inhibitors have been approved for use in patients with atopic dermatitis in the United States and Canada. Since the approval of these agents, several case reports of malignancies (skin and lymphoma) have been reported to the United States Food and Drug Administration, causing a black box warning to be placed in each product's labeling. Several pharmacokinetic analyses, commentaries, and editorials have been published refuting the addition of the black box warning. In light of these findings, this comparative effectiveness review of 2 topical calcineurin inhibitors was commissioned to identify whether additional good-quality studies on safety have been published and to determine whether differences in efficacy and effectiveness exist between the 2 topical agents. The purpose of this review is to compare the effectiveness and harms of topical calcineurin inhibitors in persons with atopic dermatitis or eczema.

Drug Class Reviews - Oregon Health & Science University.

Version: October 2008
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Medical Encyclopedia

  • Boils
    A boil is an infection that affects groups of hair follicles and nearby skin tissue.
  • Hair loss
    Partial or complete loss of hair is called alopecia.
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Systematic Reviews in PubMed

  • [Update on current care guidelines. Bacterial skin infections].[Duodecim. 2010]
    [Update on current care guidelines. Bacterial skin infections].
    Ranki A, Hyry H, Klimenko T, Laukkala T, Majamaa H, Mäkelä M, Syrjänen J, Vuopio J, Suomalaisen Lääkäriseuran Duodecimin, Suomen Ihotautilääkäriyhdistys RY:N, et al. Duodecim. 2010; 126(24):2883-4.
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