What is the role of cyclosporine A in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: Cassandra Bradby, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Patients with refractory atopic dermatitis may benefit from oral immunosuppressive agents, such as cyclosporine A. This medication is effective in treating severe atopic dermatitis in the acute setting. It is not recommended for long-term use.


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