oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - New in atopic eczema - Protopic® ointment : new product focus

Volume 76, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting up to 20% of school children. Pruritus is the dominant symptom in atopic dermatitis and may lead to damaging excoriations, erosions and lichenification. Other important features include a chronic recurring disease process, a family or personal history of atopy and a characteristic distribution of lesions.

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