ID 110566
Title Transcription
サイキン ノ アトピーセイ ヒフエン
Title Alternative
Atopic dermatitis up to date
Author
Miyaoka, Yuki Department of Dermatology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Takiwaki, Hirotugu Department of Dermatology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Arase, Seiji Department of Dermatology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
atopic dermatitis
adult type atopic dermatitis
tacrolimus
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
From the 1980s, the number of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and other allergic diseases has been increasing in Japan. Of these, AD is far more highlighted by mass media than other allergic diseases. It is probably because adult patients with severe AD have been far more increasing in number when compared to other countries, and because there is a social problem concerning so-called “atopy business” that sells skillfully unreliable but expensive goods to AD patients who are disappointed with topical corticoid therapy. Characteristic clinical features of adult AD include persistent facial erythema, so-called dirty neck, and severe itching that sometimes make these patients hesitate to even go out. Although topical corticosteroids are still used as a mainstream therapy for AD, a new immunosuppuressive drug, tacrolimus, is becoming a first-choice regimen for skin lesions of the face and neck in adult AD. There are various theories to explain why adult type AD has been increasing. Of these, it seems important that the structure of houses and styles of daily life have been changing in recent Japan.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
58
Issue
6
Start Page
272
End Page
276
Sort Key
272
Published Date
2002-12-25
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language
jpn
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Medical Sciences