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Breakthroughs in Atopic Eczema Treatment and Prevention Highlighted in Year-End Reviews
The second of a two-part, year-end review of advances against eczema/dermatitis (AD) focused on treatment and prevention, noting there was little evidence showing "relative efficacy" of common systemic treatments.
Researchers compiled best practices for clinicians diagnosing and treating aquagenic urticaria (AU), a rare, but debilitating form of the skin disorder that leaves patients unable to bathe, sweat, or cry without breaking out in painful wheals.
An end-of-year two-part review highlighted that despite prevalent outcome measures, there is no consensus on the definition of a flare in atopic dermatitis.
Most dermatologists in the United Kingdom choose phototherapy first when treating adult patients with recalcitrant moderate-to-severe atopic eczema/dermatitis (AD).
A new study reported no increased incidence of heart disease in patients treated for chronic urticaria, despite prior research highlighting a potential association with other cardiac risk precursors.
The first study to associate genetic variances linked to skin barrier deficiencies and immune response in atopic eczema/dermatitis with the responses to treatment over several years has moved the field closer to individualizing precision therapies for the condition.
Skin conditions can cause physical, emotional, and financial duress. And, since atopic dermatitis in infants is often linked with asthma, allergies, hay fever, sleep problems, and weight issues, the total cost of eczema treatment could scale $3.8 billion annually.
An over-the-counter (OTC) treatment was considered superior to both the corticosteroid and an emollient cream in improving skin hydration.
Researchers highlight a new set of tests that could streamline the process involved in identifying autoimmune chronic urticaria.

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