Consensus on the use of cyclosporine in dermatological practice

G. Altomare, F. Ayala, F. Bardazzi, G. Bellia, S. Chimenti, D. Colombo, M. L. Flori, G. Girolomoni, G. Micali, A. Parodi, K. Peris, G. A. Vena

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Cyclosporine A (CsA) efficacy and safety have been proven in various dermatoses both in adults and in children even as long-term treatment. Over the last 25 years, Italian dermatologists have gathered relevant experience about CsA treatment for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. This paper has been developed by an Italian Consensus Conference and it is aimed at providing recommendations based on real-world clinical experience in adult patients, consistent with efficacy and safety data arising from the scientific literature. The paper is mainly focused on the analysis of the optimal therapeutic schemes for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, in terms of doses and treatment duration, according to individual characteristics and to the severity of the disease. Moreover, it overviews ideal management, taking into account pharmacological interactions, influence of comorbidities, and the most common adverse events related to CsA treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-625
Number of pages19
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Atopic
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)


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