Update on the use of ciclosporin in immune-mediated dermatoses

C. E M Griffiths, A. Katsambas, B. A C Dijkmans, A. Y. Finlay, V. C. Ho, A. Johnston, T. A. Luger, U. Mrowietz, K. Thestrup-Pedersen

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    Immune-mediated dermatoses, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, affect a significant proportion of the population. Although most cases are not life threatening, these diseases can have a profound effect on the sufferer's quality of life and that of their family. Systemic therapy, such as ciclosporin, is often indicated for severe or recalcitrant disease. The efficacy of ciclosporin in the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis has been established and clinical data also demonstrate its efficacy in treating less common but equally challenging conditions such as pyoderma gangrenosum, lichen planus, autoimmune bullous disease, recalcitrant chronic idiopathic urticaria and chronic dermatitis of the hands and feet. The risk of potential adverse events associated with ciclosporin is greatly reduced if current treatment and monitoring guidelines are followed. © 2006 British Association of Dermatologists.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    Number of pages15
    JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006


    • Calcineurin inhibitor
    • Ciclosporin
    • Dermatoses
    • Efficacy
    • Immune-mediated
    • Safety


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