Atopic eczema is a chronic, pruritic, inflammatory dermatosis. It follows a relapsing course with acute flares. The diagnosis of atopic eczema is made clinically. Self-management with moisturizers, periodical topical corticosteroids, daily bathing with water and avoiding of irritating agents are the basis of the treatment. If the treatment goals are not reached topical calcineurin inhibitors are used. Both topical corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors can be used twice weekly to reduce number of relapses. In addition the guideline describes treatment of children and gravid women.
Leena Koulu (Chair)
Jorma Savolainen †