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Atopic Dermatitis: Tips, Tricks and Traps in Management
Monday, March 24
Mile High Ballroom 3B
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Johannes Ring, MD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Identify most recent molecular genetics for atopic eczema.
- Discuss treatment and management of atopic eczema on the basis of national and international guidelines.
- Apply treatment and management tips discussed within his/her practice.
Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis, eczema) is the most common noncontagious, inflammatory skin disorder in children, with 10-20% of the population affected and increasing trends of prevalence in the adult population. Many patients and doctors are frustrated by the chronic and chronically relapsing course. A major problem in treatment is corticophobia and failure to identify individual provocation factors for exacerbation. In this session, The participants will learn about the high prevalence of AE worldwide and possible reasons for the increase, including environmental and lifestyle factors. An update on most recent molecular genetics for atopy and atopic eczema will be given, and important management steps will be discussed. At the end of this session, participants will have gained practical treatment and management tips that can be used in their practice.