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Researchers Use Crowdsourcing to Identify Which Topics Are Most Important to Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
The aspects of atopic dermatitis that most concern patients and their caregivers are not well represented among the areas that are studied in clinical research.
A modified Goeckerman regimen was associated with significant improvement of symptoms in patients with chronic, severe atopic dermatitis.
The two major causes of atopic dermatitis: dysfunctional dermal barrier and immune responses.
Nearly one-third of patients with plaque psoriasis will also be diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. While somewhat common, this diagnosis requires a different approach to care in order to help patients better manage their symptoms.
With plaque psoriasis becoming an increasingly common condition providers are able to more easily identify the condition than they had in the past. Looking for red scaling plaques, and thickened skin, as well as asking questions can get doctors the answers they need. In rare cases skin biopsies are also performed.
The days of patients with plaque psoriasis being treated with tar and special lights are fading as new agents, especially oral agents, are being developed.
Proactive administration of topical corticosteroid was found to reduce allergen sensitization in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) as well as the periodic exacerbation of pruritic eczema.
It appears that 300 mg of omalizumab (Xolair/Genentech) is effective in reducing angioedema, according to the results of a new study.
For many patients, chronic idiopathic urticaria can be a debilitating condition affecting them at all hours of the day and making living with the condition very difficult. Because of this, the need for newer, more effective treatments is driving the field forward at a rapid pace.

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