Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Lichen Striatus?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: June Kim, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Immunomodulators

These agents exert anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting T-lymphocyte activation. They are safer than topical steroids for prolonged use or in skin folds.

Pimecrolimus, topical 1% cream (Elidel)

Pimecrolimus is an immunomodulator; it inhibits T-cell proliferation and production of cytokines. Pimecrolimus differs from tacrolimus, as it does not inhibit antigen-presenting cells in the skin.

Tacrolimus, topical 0.03%, 0.1% (Protopic)

Tacrolimus is an immunomodulator; it suppresses cytokine release from T lymphocytes.


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