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Treatment options for atopic dermatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17323714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition that usually affects children. It is a chronic disease, with periods of remission and flare-ups, that adversely affects the quality of life of patients and their families. Aggressive therapy with emollients is an important intervention for patients with atopic dermatitis. Patients should avoid individual disease triggers and allergens. Topical corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment for flare-ups and are the standard to which other treatments are compared. Topical calcineurin inhibitors should not be used in patients younger than two years or in those who are immunosuppressed, and should be secondline therapies in other patients. Rarely, systemic agents (e.g., cyclosporine, interferon gamma-1b, oral corticosteroids) may be considered in adults.
Lucinda M Buys
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-27     Completed Date:  2007-03-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Siouxland Medical Education Foundation, Sioux City, Iowa 51104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Calcineurin / antagonists & inhibitors
Dermatitis, Atopic / drug therapy*,  prevention & control
Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
Histamine H1 Antagonists / therapeutic use
Recurrence / prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Dermatologic Agents; 0/Histamine H1 Antagonists; EC

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