An overview of topical treatment for atopic eczema

Mojakgomo Motswaledi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Atopic eczema is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterised by dry, itchy skin and a typical distribution on the elbows and knees in younger children, and the cubital and popliteal fossae in older children and adults. Treatment modalities include topical corticosteroids, emollients, calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy and immunosuppressive therapy. This article provides a brief overview of topical treatments for atopic eczema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Volume79
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atopic eczema
  • Skin disease
  • Topical treatment

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