Options for an Infant with Atopic Dermatitis

Activity Overview

Infants have the highest incidence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in the United States, but the fewest treatment options. This is a case a doctor submitted about a baby who is refractory to multiple oral and topical treatments. A multidisciplinary panel discusses how they would approach the baby’s treatment, emerging options for this vulnerable patient population, and if anything can be done now to prevent progression of the atopic march later.

0.25 CE Credit(s)
Expires: February 27, 2021

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is US-based dermatologists, allergists, and immunologists, as well as NPs and PAs that diagnose and manage atopic dermatitis (AD). Primary care clinicians will also be included as a secondary audience.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this education activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Apply current principles of pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) and the concept of atopic march to therapeutic approaches to disease management
  • Develop treatment plans for patients with AD that reflect evidence-based guidelines, use of new and emerging therapeutic options, assessment of treatment response, and strategies to optimize short-term control and long-term management of the disease
  • Assess for and manage quality-of-life issues and psychosocial comorbidities in patients with AD
  • Utilize shared decision making and develop treatment plans that will result in high levels of adherence and better patient outcomes

Activity Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD

Peter A. Lio, MD (Chair)

Assistant Professor, Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL

Mark Boguniewicz, MD

Mark Boguniewicz, MD

Professor, Division of Allergy-Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR

Professor, Dermatology
Director, Clinical Research
Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR