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Management of atopic eczema
Primary Care Dermatology Society
Both genetic and environmental factors play a role
Atopic eczema usually occurs in people who have an ‘atopic tendency’
Mutations in the filaggrin gene (resulting in a defect in the skin barrier function) are likely to underlie almost half the cases of atopic eczema. This reinforces the importance of the regular use of emollients to help manage eczema
Spontaneous flare-ups are often the result of triggers. Although triggers are not the same for everyone, common triggers include:
Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise. This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.