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Atopic dermatitis management considerations1-7

  • Need for practical, clinically relevant definitions and methods to assess disease severity and control
  • Comprehensive approaches to treating atopic dermatitis can lead to clinically relevant outcomes
  • Need for increased awareness on the disease course and treatment of atopic dermatitis

Some of the treatment options discussed in the AAD guidelines include the following7:

  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Oral corticosteroids
  • Phototherapy
  • Other systemic treatments

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