Episode 47: It Is a Better Time for People with Atopic Dermatitis: A "Power Duo" Sorts Through Some Very Effective Options
In Episode 47 of Derms and Conditions, our host James Q. Del Rosso, DO sits down with Alexandra K. Golant, MD to discuss advances in the management of atopic dermatitis.
They begin by highlighting the landmark approval of dupilumab in 2017 and how it completely revolutionized treatment of the disease at a time when options were very limited. Now, with additional biologics and a few JAK inhibitors on the market, both discuss some tips for choosing between the drug classes based on patient characteristics. Importantly, they also discuss the black box warning for JAK inhibitors and how to counsel patients on what this means.
Next, they review some nonsteroidal topical medications including roflumilast, ruxolitinib, and tapinarof and their tolerability and efficacy. Finally, Dr. Golant provides some of her favorite clinical pearls from her years of experience treating atopic dermatitis. Tune in to hear her take on the growing options for atopic dermatitis!