Atopic dermatitis: an update and review of the literature

Lipozenčić, Jasna and Wolf, Ronni (2007) Atopic dermatitis: an update and review of the literature. Dermatologic Clinics, 25 (4). pp. 605-612. ISSN 0733-8635

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Atopic eczema/dermatitis from the aspects of immunologic background, genetics, skin barrier dysfunction, IgE receptors, and triggers of AD (including allergens, microorganisms, and autoantigens) is described. Also reviewed are diagnostic procedures, treatment modalities with topical treatment (emollients, topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, wet wrap therapy, and topical antimicrobial therapy), systemic management (antimicrobials, systemic corticosteroids, cyclosporine A, azathioprine, antihistamines), and phototherapy. Primary and secondary prevention are discussed and the role of the different cell receptors and their up-and down-regulation in this setting are emphasized.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Dermatitis, Atopic - diagnosis - drug therapy - immunology - therapy ; Dermatologic Agents - therapeutic use ; Immunologic Factors - therapeutic use ; Skin - immunology - physiopathology ; Cytokines - immunology ; Humans ; Immunoglobulin E - immunology ; Patch Tests ; Receptors, IgE - immunology ; T-Lymphocytes - physiology
Departments: Katedra za dermatovenerologiju
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
Lipozenčić, JasnaUNSPECIFIED
Date: October 2007
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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