Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, pruritic inflammatory dermatosis that affects up to 25% of children and 2% to 3% of adults. This guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise in atopic dermatitis management and care, providing recommendations based on the available evidence. In this third of 4 sections, treatment of atopic dermatitis with phototherapy and systemic immunomodulators, antimicrobials, and antihistamines is reviewed, including indications for use and the risk-benefit profile of each treatment option.
Keywords: atopic dermatitis; azathioprine; cyclosporin A; interferon gamma; methotrexate; mycophenolate mofetil; oral antihistamines; oral antimicrobials; oral steroids; photochemotherapy; phototherapy; systemic therapy.
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