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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG57/2
Question: Prevention of flares:- Which are the best, most cost-effective treatment strategies for managing and preventing flares in children with atopic eczema?
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Why this is important:- Atopic eczema is usually an episodic disease of exacerbation (flares) and remissions, except for severe cases where it may be continuous (2??6% of cases). Flares may occur as frequently as two or three times per month and have a very negative effect on quality of life. They are time consuming and expensive to treat. There is limited evidence suggesting that strategies to prevent flares can reduce the number, frequency and severity of flares and the amount of treatment required. Identifying good strategies would improve patient care and quality of life, and free up NHS resources. Strategies that could be considered in this research include continuous versus intermittent topical treatments or combinations of products such as topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Atopic eczema in children
Number: CG57
Date issued: Dec 2007

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: Yes
Cost of treatment: Yes
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: Headings integrated
Date this record updated: 11-03-2008

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