Treatment and Control of Atopic Dermatitis With 0.03% Tacrolimus Ointment
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A long-term 0.03% tacrolimus ointment based regimen comprising of up to 6 weeks of initial twice daily treatment and subsequent twice weekly prophylactic application can effectively treat active lesions of atopic dermatitis, and prevent, delay, and reduce flares.
Number of exacerbations of atopic dermatitis requiring intervention. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Time to first exacerbation requiring intervention; exacerbation treatment days, periods and time to first exacerbation; physician and patient assessment of affected area, treatment response; quality of life; global response. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
2 Years to 15 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male or female patient of any ethnic group
Patient was at least 2-15 years old and suffered from mild to severe atopic dermatitis (Rajka/Langeland score of at least 3)
Patient had a genetic epidermal barrier defect such as Netherton's syndrome or generalised erythroderma
Patient had a clinically significant skin infection on the affected (and to be treated) area