Atopic eczema

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim , the Finnish Association of General Practice, Finnish Dermatological Society, Finnish Atopic Eczema Association and Finnish Central Organisation for Skin Patients

Current Care Guideline «Atooppinen ekseema»1 and Summary «Atooppinen ekseema»2 in Finnish

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)

Hannele Heikkilä

Antti Lauerma

Anna Pelkonen

Sanna Poikonen

Jorma Savolainen †

Raija Sipilä

Maarit Vaalamo