Dermatology Update 2016


Montréal, Le Centre Sheraton - NOVEMBER 3-6, 2016

Review of Systemic Treatment Options for Adult Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, pruritic inflammatory skin disease resulting from defects in the skin barrier and aberrant immune responses which significantly impacts the quality of life. Not all patients respond to topical therapies and often systemic therapy is required to control the disease.

The treatment options for adult AD patients were reviewed including those options for patients that do not respond adequately or have contraindications to oral systemic therapy.  A new approach with targeted therapies is reviewed based on best available evidence.

Many AD patients respond satisfactorily to topical or systemic treatments but for those patients who do not respond or have contraindications, new biologic agents suggest to be promising therapies.


Dr. Melinda Gooderham

Dr. Melinda Gooderham

Dermatologist, Peterborough, ON