Allergen immunotherapy in atopic dermatitis: Light and shadow in children

Lucia Caminiti, Ilenia Panasiti, Massimo Landi, Maria De Filippo, Roberta Olcese, Giorgio Ciprandi, Mario Vernich, Francesco Carelli, Martina Votto, Salvatore Barberi

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic remitting-relapsing inflammatory skin disorder. Due to the multifactorial pathogenesis, there are numerous therapeutic management approaches, mainly based on symptomatic treatments. In recent years, allergen immunotherapy (AIT) has been progressively advanced as targeted disease-modifying treatment of allergic disease. The most recent guideline from the American Academy of Dermatology concludes that data available do not support its use in AD. The Joint Task Force and The European Academy of Dermatology suggest that clinicians can consider AIT treatment in selected patients characterized by aeroallergen sensitization, prevalently HDM, severe AD, and clinical exacerbation after exposure to the causative allergen. Nevertheless, its role in AD is still under debate, especially in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Issue numberS26
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • allergic immunotherapy
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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