Author(s): GarnachoSaucedo G, SalidoVallejo R, MorenoGimnez JC
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Abstract Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects 20\% of children and almost 3\% of adults and is associated with considerable impairment of quality of life for both patients and their families. While the condition resolves spontaneously after puberty in over 75\% of cases, it can persist into adulthood. Furthermore, in young children severe forms can have serious health consequences and affect social development. There are no appropriate guidelines on how to handle cases that do not respond to routine treatment. In this article, we review the current treatments for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, describe our experience with this disease, and propose a management algorithm. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier España, S.L. and AEDV. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Actas Dermosifiliogr
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta