Four drug categories can help to better manage chronic itch August 11, 2014 By John Jesitus Successful treatment of chronic pruritus requires recognizing that its origins might not be as clear-cut as formerly thought, an expert says. Dupilumab promising in treatment of atopic dermatitis August 05, 2014 By Bob Roehr The human monoclonal antibody dupilumab has shown promising results in treating moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in a series of phase 2 studies as both monotherapy and in combination with topical glucocorticoids. Wet wraps relieve eczema in kids July 24, 2014 By Karen Bardossi Wet wrap therapy can effectively heal eczema in children with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, reducing the need for medication, a new study shows. Researchers say atopic dermatitis is lifelong condition April 08, 2014 By Bill Gillette Children with atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, don’t necessarily grow out of the disease, as was previously believed, according to a new study. Does gluten drive skin disease? Gluten and gluten-sensitive enteropathy have become hot topics among the lay public and in medical practices. John Zone, M.D., from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, discusses how gluten sensitive enteropathy may impact many areas of dermatology. Researchers ID underlying cause of atopic dermatitis February 27, 2014 By Sarah Thuerk Staphylococci bacteria on the skin’s surface can produce a biofilm that occludes the sweat ducts, which results in atopic dermatitis and eczema, according to results of a recent study. Boy with worst-case dermatitis You are called to the emergency room to see an ill-looking, 13-year-old boy with a severe flare of his atopic dermatitis associated with fever, malaise, and chills, which started a week ago. Poster highlights from MauiDerm 2014 Couldn't make it to MauiDerm 2014? Here is a brief collection of some of the poster presentations from the conference. 2013: The year in review As 2013 came to a close, Dermatology Times asked some of its editorial advisory board members what they considered to be some of the most clinically relevant advances in the past year. AAD issues guidelines for atopic dermatitis diagnosis December 10, 2013 By Sarah Thuerk The American Academy of Dermatology has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis.