Management of Atopic Hand Dermatitis

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This article provides an overview of clinical aspects of hand eczema in patients with atopic dermatitis. Hand eczema can be a part of atopic dermatitis itself or a comorbidity, for example, as irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. When managing hand eczema, it is important to first categorize the subtype and identify potential culprit allergens or irritants. First-line therapy should be a combination of emollients and topical corticosteroids; possible alternatives include topical calcineurin inhibitors or coal tar. Second-line therapy includes UV therapy and systemic therapy, including azathioprine, cyclosporine, methotrexate, and mycophenolate. Prednisolone should only be very infrequently used.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)365-372
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • Administration, Cutaneous, Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use, Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Calcineurin Inhibitors/therapeutic use, Coal Tar/therapeutic use, Comorbidity, Dermatitis, Atopic/epidemiology, Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use, Eczema/classification, Emollients/therapeutic use, Hand Dermatoses/classification, Humans, Skin Physiological Phenomena, Ultraviolet Therapy

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