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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 36, n° 6
pages 983-994 (juin 1997)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(97)80284-8
Clinical review

Recent developments in the treatment of atopic eczema

Randolf Brehler, MD , Axel Hildebrand, MD, Thomas A. Luger, MD
 Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany 

*Reprint requests: Randolf Brehler, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Von-Esmarch-Str. 56, D-48149 Münster, Germany.

Atopic eczema remains a therapeutic challenge. However, new developments in the understanding of the pathogenesis of this complex disease have prompted new therapeutic strategies. This review focuses on recently described treatment modalities for atopic eczema that are currently available or under investigation. The effectiveness of phototherapy, cytokines, and immunosuppressive drugs is evaluated. In addition, some new and promising but still experimental approaches are discussed.

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