Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by pruritus, erythema, lichenification, and excoriation. These clinical manifestations result in an impaired quality of life, especially in patients with moderate to severe disease. The complex pathophysiology of the disease limits the efficacy of existing topical treatments and makes it challenging to develop novel targeted therapies. However, the unprecedented efficacy of dupilumab, a targeted biologic and an inhibitor of type 2 cytokines, reinforced the central role of type 2 inflammation in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis.
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Cite this: William D. James. Fast Five Quiz: Atopic Dermatitis and Type 2 Cytokines - Medscape - Mar 03, 2021.