Current clinical options for the management of itch in atopic dermatitis

Zoe M. Lipman, Angelina Labib, Gil Yosipovitch

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Pruritus is the most burdensome and prevalent symptom in patients suffering from atopic dermatitis. Treating atopic itch has historically been a challenge due to multiple underlying mechanisms within its pathogenesis and an incomplete understanding of them. In recent years, our understanding of these mechanisms have increased tremendously and subsequently, new treatments have reached the market that target the pathophysiology of atopic itch from different angles. In addition, there are several promising new treatments currently in development and trials. In the current article, we discuss these currently available treatment options, their available evidence and efficacy, and highlight some of the more recent advancements in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-969
Number of pages11
JournalClinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
StatePublished - 2021


  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Itch
  • Pruritus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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