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Atopic dermatitis imposes a significant burden on patients, families and healthcare systems. Management is difficult, due to disease heterogeneity, co-morbidities, complexity in care pathways and differences between national or regional healthcare systems. Better understanding of the mechanisms has enabled a stratified approach to the management of atopic dermatitis, supporting the use of targeted treatments with biologicals. However, there are still many issues that require further clarification. These include the definition of response, strategies to enhance the responder rate, the duration of treatment and its regimen (in the clinic or home-based), its cost-effectiveness and long-term safety. The EAACI Guidelines on the use of dupilumab in atopic dermatitis follow the GRADE approach in formulating recommendations for each outcome and age group. In addition, future approaches and research priorities are discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/all.14690

Type

Journal article

Journal

Allergy

Publication Date

04/2021

Volume

76

Pages

988 - 1009

Keywords

GRADE, atopic dermatitis, dupilumab, guideline, Adult, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized, Biological Products, Child, Dermatitis, Atopic, Eczema, Humans