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Treatment of eczema.

Abstract

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that has reached nearly epidemic proportions in childhood. Moreover, it is a difficult disease to control and, with its onset in childhood, is often the first manifestation of atopy. The clinical features of eczema include itchy red skin accompanied by dryness and lichenification. In the past, treatment options consisted primarily of avoidance of soap and water. These options have considerably improved with both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches. However, eczema is still a treatment challenge. Part of the problem in developing new treatment options has been the relative failure in translating basic science information into clinical application. It is hoped that the newer biologics will help bridge this gap and lead to greater success rates.

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  • Authors

    Chang C, Keen CL, Gershwin ME

    Source

    Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology 33:3 2007 Dec pg 204-25

    MeSH

    Adrenal Cortex Hormones
    Adult
    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Allergens
    Breast Feeding
    Child
    Child, Preschool
    Complementary Therapies
    Diagnosis, Differential
    Eczema
    Female
    Food Hypersensitivity
    Forecasting
    Histamine H1 Antagonists
    Humans
    Immunologic Factors
    Immunotherapy
    Infant
    Middle Aged
    Phototherapy
    Phytotherapy
    Risk Factors
    Soaps

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    18163227