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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Atopic eczema
- Skin disease
- Topical treatment