Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disease characterized by itch and clinical heterogeneity regarding the age of onset, morphology, distribution, and severity of lesions. Severe AD has a significant impact on the quality of life of affected children and their caregivers. Children with moderate-severe AD inadequately controlled with topical therapy have limited treatment options, such as systemic corticosteroids or phototherapy, often prescribed as off-label treatments, often with unfavorable benefit-to-risk ratio adverse events. Dupilumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody with proven effectiveness and a relatively safe adverse effect profile in patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases, including AD. We report three pediatric cases of severe AD successfully treated with dupilumab.

Rapid response to dupilumab treatment in children with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: A case series

Votto, Martina;De Filippo, Maria;Marseglia, Alessia;Marseglia, Gian Luigi;Brazzelli, Valeria;Licari, Amelia
2022

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disease characterized by itch and clinical heterogeneity regarding the age of onset, morphology, distribution, and severity of lesions. Severe AD has a significant impact on the quality of life of affected children and their caregivers. Children with moderate-severe AD inadequately controlled with topical therapy have limited treatment options, such as systemic corticosteroids or phototherapy, often prescribed as off-label treatments, often with unfavorable benefit-to-risk ratio adverse events. Dupilumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody with proven effectiveness and a relatively safe adverse effect profile in patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases, including AD. We report three pediatric cases of severe AD successfully treated with dupilumab.
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