Clinical Brief: IL-13 inhibitors: Advances and Considerations for Managing Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Timely and adequate treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) is essential for helping to promote better long-term outcomes and quality of life and may help prevent the development of other atopic conditions. However, the treatment of AD is a clinical challenge. Although in many patients AD symptoms can be controlled primarily with topical agents, long-term treatment for moderate-to-severe patients can be challenging or may not be adequately addressed. Targeted immunomodulatory agents, based on recent advances in the understanding of AD pathophysiology, represent additional options for long-term control. There are currently two IL-13 inhibitor therapies, dupilumab (IL-4/13) and tralokinumab, approved by the FDA for treatment of moderate-to-severe AD, and more in late-stage clinical development.
It is imperative that clinicians understand the role of the IL-13 cytokine pathway in AD pathogenesis as more therapies emerge to target this cytokine in an effort to provide long-term, efficacious treatment. This clinical brief is designed to deliver succinct education about these emerging targeted treatments and why targeting the IL-13 pathway may be more effective than current treatment options, thereby helping clinicians to improve their knowledge and competence in treating patients with moderate-to-severe AD.
This activity is designed to target US-based physicians, nurses and professional staff members of medical practices specializing in dermatology as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.
- Review the mechanism of action behind IL-13 inhibitors as a targeted treatment for AD
- Interpret the clinical safety and efficacy data for current and emerging IL-13 inhibitors for AD
- Develop individualized treatment plans for moderate-to-severe AD patients who would be candidates for treatment with an IL-13 inhibitor
Christopher G. Bunick, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Peter A. Lio, MD
Partner at Medical Dermatology Associates
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|Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD||Consultant||Almirall, LEO, UCB|
|Speaker||Allergan, Almirall, UCB|
|Peter Lio, MD||Advisor||Almirall, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Concerto Biosciences, Dermavant, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Pfizer, LEO, AbbVie, Eli Lilly, Micreos, Lipidor, L'Oreal, Pierre-Fabre, Johnson & Johnson, Castle Biosciences, Level Ex, Boston Skin Science (KPAway), Unilever, Menlo Therapeutics, Theraplex, Kaleido Biosciences, IntraDerm, Exeltis, AOBiome, Realm Therapeutics, Altus Labs, Galderma, Verrica, Arbonne, Amyris, Bodewell, YobeeCare, Burt's Bees, My-Or Diagnostics, and Kimberly Clark|
|Individual stocks and options||Micreos, YobeeCare, Altus Labs, Boston Skin Science (KPAway), Concerto Biosciences|
|Royalties or patent beneficiary||Theraplex AIM (Theraplex company) patent|
|Speaker||Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, LEO, Galderma, Incyte, and L'Oreal|
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Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and LiVDerm in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from LEO Pharma.
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