: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a highly heterogeneous chronic inflammatory skin disorder that is frequently associated with a plethora of comorbidities. AD is, therefore, considered a systemic disease impacted by a considerable burden and leading to poor quality of life, especially in patients with moderate-to-severe disease. Since atopic and non-atopic comorbidities can further worsen the disease course, accurate establishment of the patient's individual intrinsic risk profile and needs is crucial and may help in guiding the selection of the best treatment option. Better quality of care for patients with AD can be delivered through a multidisciplinary team led by a dermatologist, for comprehensive patient management. The implementation of a multidisciplinary approach for AD could enhance the delivery of optimised and safe treatments, improve the standard of care and patient outcomes in the short and long term, and prevent or delay the lifelong impact of uncontrolled AD. Understanding the unmet needs, assessing correctly the patient risk profile and enhancing the shared patient-physician decision-making process can lead to disease control and quality-of-life improvement, especially in the context of the introduction of newer treatment for AD. This narrative review is a call for more data to establish standardised patient profiles and multidisciplinary strategies in AD management. In view on the fast-evolving treatments for AD, this review aims at highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to a comprehensive assessment and holistic care in patients with moderate-to-severe AD.

A Multidisciplinary Approach Is Beneficial in Atopic Dermatitis

Patruno, Cataldo;
2024-01-01

Abstract

: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a highly heterogeneous chronic inflammatory skin disorder that is frequently associated with a plethora of comorbidities. AD is, therefore, considered a systemic disease impacted by a considerable burden and leading to poor quality of life, especially in patients with moderate-to-severe disease. Since atopic and non-atopic comorbidities can further worsen the disease course, accurate establishment of the patient's individual intrinsic risk profile and needs is crucial and may help in guiding the selection of the best treatment option. Better quality of care for patients with AD can be delivered through a multidisciplinary team led by a dermatologist, for comprehensive patient management. The implementation of a multidisciplinary approach for AD could enhance the delivery of optimised and safe treatments, improve the standard of care and patient outcomes in the short and long term, and prevent or delay the lifelong impact of uncontrolled AD. Understanding the unmet needs, assessing correctly the patient risk profile and enhancing the shared patient-physician decision-making process can lead to disease control and quality-of-life improvement, especially in the context of the introduction of newer treatment for AD. This narrative review is a call for more data to establish standardised patient profiles and multidisciplinary strategies in AD management. In view on the fast-evolving treatments for AD, this review aims at highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to a comprehensive assessment and holistic care in patients with moderate-to-severe AD.
2024
Holistic care
Moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
Multidisciplinary approach
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