Highlights in Atopic Dermatitis From AAAAI 2021

Elaine C. Siegfried, MD


March 22, 2021

Dr Elaine Siegfried, an expert in pediatric dermatology in St. Louis, Missouri, examines some of the key data and research highlights in atopic dermatitis presented at the 2021 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Virtual Annual Meeting.

Dr Siegfried starts with two studies on the selective JAK1 inhibitor abrocitinib, in which results in both adults and adolescents confirm the efficacy of the 200 mg dose. However, she cautions that the jury is still out on the long-term safety for this class of drugs.

She then reviews two studies looking at whether individuals with atopic dermatitis who are hospitalized with COVID-19 suffer more severe outcomes than the general population.

Dr Siegfried's final selections focus on food allergy, an important aspect of management in patients with atopic dermatitis.

The first looks at the outcomes of food challenges in shrimp-sensitized children.

The last three studies examine the latest data on an oral immunotherapy peanut allergen powder (Palforzia) approved by the FDA and some of the nonclinical factors that could hamper its uptake.


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