- Commonly presents with dry, itchy skin.
- Typically there is erythema, scaling, vesicles, or lichenification in skin flexures.
- Diagnosis is primarily clinical.
- First-line treatment is with emollients and topical corticosteroids.
- Other options that may be used in patients unresponsive to first-line therapy include topical calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy, or immunosuppressive agents such as ciclosporin, methotrexate, azathioprine, and mycophenolate.
Last updated: Jan 18, 2013