Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V04170331
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic and relapsing inflammatory skin disease. The clinical features vary among different age and ethnic groups, but pruritus is a hallmark. The treatment of atopic dermatitis includes skin barrier restoration with daily application of moisturizers. Topical corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors are first-line treatment for acute flares. In severe cases, immunosuppressive drugs are indicated. Targeted biological drugs are being tested in clinical trials.