Topical tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis.

  title={Topical tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Jade Cury Martins and Ciro Martins and Val{\'e}ria Aoki and A{\'e}cio F T G{\'o}is and Henrique Akira Ishii and Edina M K da Silva},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) (or atopic eczema) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects children and adults and has an important impact on quality of life. Topical corticosteroids (TCS) are the first-line therapy for this condition; however, they can be associated with significant adverse effects when used chronically. Tacrolimus ointment (in its 2 manufactured strengths of 0.1% and 0.03%) might be an alternative treatment. Tacrolimus, together with pimecrolimus, are drugs… CONTINUE READING
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