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Atopic Dermatitis

Phase 3 results demonstrate dupilumab efficacyNew data suggests positive safety and efficacy profile. Further studies need to assess long-term use.
Infant’s disseminated rash is twice misdiagnosedA frustrated mother carries her 2-month-old son into the office for evaluation of a diffuse bright red rash with dramatic hypopigmentation. Scalp, neck, axillary, and diaper areas are involved.
Knowledge of skin microbiome provides insights into dermatological conditionsDirect sequencing data, together with culture data, supplies researchers with information about communities of bacteria and fungi on the skin.
Study offers new insight into pediatric eczema
Study offers new insight into pediatric eczemaResearchers have identified the skin phenotype of pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) — a finding that challenges the notion of filaggrin's central role in the disease.
October clinical considerations for NPs, PAsThis month, we examine how to recognize Zika virus, a new therapeutic option for AD, and the concept of field cancerization in treating actinic keratosis.
Crowdsourcing pinpoints unmet needs in eczema researchA new study using crowdsourcing harnesses the power of social media chatter to better understand unmet needs in eczema research.
Drug pipeline developments: Alopecia areata and atopic dermatitisPromising treatments are coming for alopecia areata and atopic dermatitis, but they will come at a high cost.
Patch testing in atopic dermatitisPatch testing is a standard part of the diagnostic regimen for ACD. However, patch testing in patients with AD represents a conundrum for clinicians.
Common pediatric disorders in skin of colorAlthough pediatric atopic dermatitis and acne have some similarities among children with skin of color and lighter-skinned children, there are important differences when these common skin conditions affect darker skin types.
How skin microbiome varies in pediatric and adult atopic dermatitis (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains key findings from a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Immunology. The study examined whether changes in the skin's microbiome were responsible for atopic dermatitis remission that occurs as children age.

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