- Chapter 1. Relief from Intractable Itch in Atopic Dermatitis
(Yayoi Kamata, Mitsutoshi Tominaga and Kenji Takamori, Juntendo Itch Research Center [JIRC], Institute for Environmental and Gender-Specific Medicine, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, and others)
- Chapter 2. Comorbidities in Atopic Dermatitis
(Chanisa Kiatsurayanon and François Niyonsaba, Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand, and others)
- Chapter 3. Atopic Dermatitis – The Nutritional Biochemists’ View
(Elaine Wat and Ben Chung Lap Chan, Institute of Chinese Medicine and State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China)
- Chapter 4. Emerging Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis
(Ge Peng and François Niyonsaba, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and others)
- Chapter 5. Evaluation of the Clinical Response of Some Interventions in Dermatitis
(Jorge Sanchez, MD, Ana M. Carmona-Gil and Juan Maldonado-Estrada, PhD, Group of Clinical and Experimental Allergy, IPS Universitaria, University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, and others)
- Chapter 6. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Atopic Dermatitis – Research Promises
(Ben Chung Lap Chan, Elaine Wat, Ellis Kam Lun Hon, Xiaoxiao Wu, Miranda Sin Man Tsang, William Cheng, Wing Sum Siu, Chi Man Koon, Jiawei Ling, Wenyi Wang, Chi Wai Kan, Patrick Hui, Frency Ng, Clara Bik San Lau, Chun Kwok Wong and Ping Chung Leung, Institute of Chinese Medicine and State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and others)
- Chapter 7. The Use of Topical Corticosteroids in Management of Atopic Dermatitis and the Adverse Effects
(Yik-Ling Chew, Mayasah Al-Nema and Vivian Wai-Mun Ong, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is characterized by xerosis, eczema lesions with skin barrier defects, and severe itch. This compilation describes recent advances in our understanding of intractable itch mechanisms and the development of antipruritic therapies in in this condition. Additionally, the authors summarize the current developments in understanding the comorbidities of atopic dermatitis.
Insight into various emerging therapies along with currently approved treatments is provided. Some proposed interventions are presented regarding the population group that can benefit the most according to the severity of the symptoms, the mechanism of action of the intervention and the possible adverse effects.
The authors use Pentaherbs Formula to educate to readers on efforts in Traditional Chinese Medicine research to adopt this historic and unique complementary medicine as a safer and scientific-based therapy for atopic dermatitis.
In closing, Atopic Dermatitis: From Diagnosis to Treatment focuses on topical corticosteroids that are commonly used by dermatologists and general physicians to treat selected difficult dermatoses effectively.