The effects of treatment on itch in atopic dermatitis
Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Special Issue: Understanding and Treating Itch
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 110–119, March/April 2013
How to Cite
Yarbrough, K. B., Neuhaus, K. J. and Simpson, E. L. (2013), The effects of treatment on itch in atopic dermatitis. Dermatologic Therapy, 26: 110–119. doi: 10.1111/dth.12032
- Issue published online: 3 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
- atopic dermatitis;
Pruritus causes significant impairment in the quality of life of patients suffering from atopic dermatitis. Treatments for itch in atopic dermatitis range from simple avoidance of pruritus triggers to more complicated systemic therapy. Several treatments aim to target specific mediators of itch in atopic dermatitis, whereas others improve pruritus by reducing inflammation. Currentlythe most effective treatments for atopic dermatitis-associated itch are primarily topical or systemic anti-inflammatory agents. Better management of pruritus in atopic dermatitis is an important goal and necessitates the development of novel targeted treatments as well as efficient use of current therapies.