Taiwanese Dermatological Association consensus for the management of atopic dermatitis

Chia Yu Chu, Chi Hung Lee, I. Hsin Shih, Hsiu Chin Chen, Po Han Huang, Chin Yi Yang, Wen Jen Wang, Yi Ju Chen, Hamm Ming Sheu, Wei Ming Wang, Woan Ruoh Lee, Yuan Hsin Lo, Yang Shia Dai, Li Fang Wang, Tsen Fang Tsai, Chih Hsun Yang

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Abstract

Background/Objective This report describes the 2014 consensus of the Taiwanese Dermatological Association (TDA) regarding the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD). The TDA consensus is distributed to practices throughout Taiwan to provide recommendations for therapeutic approaches for AD patients to improve their quality of life. Methods The information in the consensus was agreed upon by a panel of national experts at TDA AD consensus meetings held on March 16, May 4, and June 29, 2014. The consensus was in part based on the 2013 Asia-Pacific AD guidelines and the guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology, with modification to reflect the clinical practice in Taiwan. Results The amendments were drafted after scientific discussions focused on the quality of evidence, risk, and benefits; all the consensus contents were voted on by the participating dermatologists, with approval by at least 75% for inclusion. Conclusion The consensus provides a comprehensive overview of treatment for AD, with some local and cultural considerations for practitioners in Taiwan, especially the use of wet dressings/wraps, systemic immunomodulatory agents, and complementary therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-230
Number of pages11
JournalDermatologica Sinica
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • atopic dermatitis
  • consensus
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Chu, C. Y., Lee, C. H., Shih, I. H., Chen, H. C., Huang, P. H., Yang, C. Y., Wang, W. J., Chen, Y. J., Sheu, H. M., Wang, W. M., Lee, W. R., Lo, Y. H., Dai, Y. S., Wang, L. F., Tsai, T. F., & Yang, C. H. (2015). Taiwanese Dermatological Association consensus for the management of atopic dermatitis. Dermatologica Sinica, 33(4), 220-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsi.2015.06.004