atopic dermatitis

Dupilumab controls atopic dermatitis symptoms in patients with asthmaAdults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis with comorbid asthma experience the same improvement in disease signs and symptoms with dupilumab treatment as those without asthma, according to pooled data from two large phase three clinical trials.
The atopic march strides toward eosinophilic esophagitisEczema, food allergy, and asthma independently and cumulatively increase the risk for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to findings presented at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and World Allergy Organization Joint Congress in Orlando.
Shift to short chain fatty acids in the skin may explain AD lesionsAlterations in lipid metabolism can be detrimental to skin barrier function leading to atopic dermatitis, researchers have found.
Gene identified as having a role in suppressing atopic dermatitisThe transcription factor "retinoid-related orphan receptor-alpha" (RORA) has been identified as a regulator of T regulatory (Treg) genes responsible for suppressing allergic skin inflammation, researchers report.
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 promise of biologic therapy in dermatologyDuring the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting, physicians addressed the monumental changes that have occurred since the advent of biologic therapy for systemic autoimmune conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Today, some patients are able to achieve complete disease clearance. Although there may be viable treatments for these conditions, access to care and medication adherence remain top issues, physicians say.
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.