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Section Editor

Lindsay C. Strowd, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis

Center of Excellence

Leaders in the field sharing authoritative insights and institutional best practices
Derm Q&A
Peter Lio, MD, spoke with The Dermatologist about concerns related to patients with atopic dermatitis, the transition to telemedicine in his practice, and what providers need to know as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
NEA Approved Features
A murine model showed success in treating atopic dermatitis by activating natural killer cells instead of suppressing the immune response. The Dermatologist spoke with researcher Brian S. Kim, MD, about the future of this immunotherapeutic strategy.
Findings from a recent phase 2b clinical trial showed an IL-13 monoclonal antibody was safe and effective for patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.
Findings from a small study conducted in China suggest topical ozone therapy has beneficial effects on the microbiome and could be used to treat atopic dermatitis.
Derm Q&A
Findings from a recent study showed patients with chronic inflammatory skin diseases had an increased risk for herpes zoster. Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discussed these findings with The Dermatologist.
NEA Approved Features
Genetic polymorphisms and defects are commonly found in patients with atopic dermatitis. A more personalized therapy that considers individual genetics and pathogenesis may provide a more effective treatment approach.
Children with eczema and their parents are often at wits’ end with alleviating the itch associated with atopic dermatitis. Perhaps it is time to shift the paradigm from “stop scratching” to alternative or behavioral health approaches to fight itch with less mental anguish.
Aesthetics Corner
Patients who present with atopic dermatitis often desire treatment of associated cosmetic concerns. Dermatologists should familiarize themselves with these tools for treating skin pigmentary and texture changes.   
NEA Approved Features
Diagnosis of atopic dermatitis in skin of color and in various age groups can be challenging. Understanding the differences in presentation can help with implementing appropriate treatment sooner.
Derm Q&A
In an interview with The Dermatologist, Andrew F. Alexis, MD, reviewed important considerations for diagnosing and treating atopic dermatitis in patients with skin of color.
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