Latest atopic dermatitis Stories

2006-01-17 12:17:17

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While pimecrolimus cream can be very effective for treating atopic dermatitis (often called eczema), there has been concern about infections because it is an immune suppressing drug -- but that seems to be unfounded. A review of clinical trials that tested pimecrolimus cream in infants with atopic dermatitis indicates that it is not associated with a higher rate of infections, other adverse events or generalized immune suppression, investigators report in...

2005-09-14 07:03:39

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with an ointment containing tacrolimus, an immune-suppressing drug, relieves mild-to-moderate eczema in children, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics. Tacrolimus has previously been shown effective in treating moderate-to-severe eczema in children as young as 2 years of age and to be safe and effective for up to 4 years, the authors explain. Dr. Lawrence A. Schachner from University of Miami and colleagues compared tacrolimus with...

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