Keywords: Atopic dermatitis, pruritus, filaggrin, FLG gene, microbiome, Th2 cells
AbstractThe aetiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) is multi-faceted and impacts on the skin, our first-line host defence. Atopic dermatitis is incurable, has a significant influence on patients’ social and occupational functioning and can have long-lasting effects. Pruritus is the hallmark of atopic dermatitis and pharmacists should have a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease to counsel the patient appropriately. The pharmacist plays a central role in educating patients on managing their condition and adherence to therapy.
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