TIMS effective for more than atopic dermatitis

February 8, 2004

Tacrolimus and pimecrolimus may spring to mind first when atopic dermatitisis diagnosed, but it turns out that these topical immunomodulators are alsoeffective for a host of previously difficult-to-treat diseases. Granulomafaciale, Hailey Hailey disease, hand and foot eczema, and chronic actinicdermatitis are among the lengthy list of conditions these work well for,according to Mark Lebwohl, M.D., professor and chairman, departmentof dermatology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.