MIMS Education

Updates in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Updates in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal MedicineDermatology And Venereology
A badge with ribbon in color black No CME/CPD credits | An analog clock in color black 45 Minutes | A black calendar with white triangle in center that has a black exclamation point in the middle 10 Jun 2025 

Overview

About this course

Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema or skin asthma, is a chronic, inflammatory, and pruritic skin disease. It has a significant impact on quality of life, social functioning, and psychological well-being especially when managed inappropriately and inadequately.

This e-learning module reviews the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of atopic dermatitis. It delves into basic skin care advice, and conventional systemic and topical agents such as different glucocorticoid eczema ointments and creams. It also highlights updates on novel therapeutic options for patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning module, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of atopic dermatitis (AD).
  • Review basic skin care advice for patients with AD.
  • Understand and implement conventional topical and systemic agents in the management of AD.
  • Understand the clinical applications of new generation therapeutic options for patients with moderate to severe AD.

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Management approach
    • Basics of skin care in AD patients
    • Avoidance strategies
    • Summary of recommended topical agents
    • Summary of recommended systemic agents
  • Updates on systemic therapy
    • Dupilumab
    • Abrocitinib
    • Baricitinib

Speaker for this course

Associate Professor Pawinee Rerknimitr
Dermatologist, Division of Dermatology,
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,
Chulalongkorn University

Keywords: atopic dermatitis, eczema, eczema atopic dermatitis

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