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J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Dec;112(6 Suppl):S140-50.

Current management of atopic dermatitis and interruption of the atopic march.

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Division of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology, National Jewish Medical Research Center and University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA.

Abstract

Treatment of atopic dermatitis requires a comprehensive approach that includes evaluation of potential triggers and education of the patient and family regarding proper avoidance measures. Hydration of the skin and maintenance of an intact skin barrier remain integral to proper management. Although topical corticosteroids have been a mainstay of anti-inflammatory therapy, the newer topical calcineurin inhibitors offer advantages for treatment of this chronic, relapsing disease. Studies aimed at defining optimal combination therapy and early intervention might change the treatment paradigm for atopic dermatitis.

PMID:
14657844
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaci.2003.09.031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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