Atopic Dermatitis

Switching biologic treatments in dermatologyNot all biologic treatments are equal. Side effects, effectiveness, cost and administration style are among factors physicians should consider when switching treatments, experts report at AAD 2018.
Atopic dermatitis: From guidelines to practiceThis week during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Diego, Robert Sidbury, M.D., addressed developments in atopic dermatitis treatments since the publication of treatment guidelines in 2014.
The experts weigh in on pros and cons of biologicsAccess issues due to cost and availability causes disparities in biologics use; cancer risk is minimal and there is much more on the horizon for hidradenitis suppurativa, researchers say at AAD 2018.
Moisturizing: False claims and problematic ingredients
Moisturizing: False claims and problematic ingredientsDermatologists recommend moisturizers for patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis. Some over-the-counter moisturizers contain allergens patients should avoid. For details, print our table-of-the-month.
Probiotics may improve pediatric AD symptomsA daily capsule of a cocktail of probiotics may reduce both the severity symptoms in moderate atopic dermatitis and the need for topical corticosteroids to treat symptom flare ups in children.
AD therapy linked to ADHDAll children, but healthy controls, had a higher likelihood of behavioral issues. ADHD symptoms of attention, hyperactivity and impulse control, were higher in AD children. Quality of life lower in affected children.
Pediatric dermatology updatesIn this article, Drs. Lawrence Eichenfield and Jessica Sprague review some of the most significant findings and developments in pediatric dermatology from the last year beginning with the availability of biologic agents for pediatric psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Patient dosing begins for Phase 2 study of new topical gel for atopic dermatitisThe first patient has been dosed in the phase two study of PR022 (hypochlorous acid, Realm Therapeutics), a topical gel treatment for patients with atopic dermatitis.
Azathioprine and methotrexate safe and effective for atopic dermatitisA small study finds that the combination of methotrexate and azathioprine is safe and effective as maintenance treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis for up to five years.
Can you identify atopic dermatitis phenotypes in children?
Can you identify atopic dermatitis phenotypes in children?In this slideshow, we summarize the phenotypes associated with childhood atopic dermatitis as addressed recently in JAMA Pediatrics.

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