3 years ago

Could conjunctivitis in dupilumab treated atopic dermatitis patients be caused by colonization with demodex and increased IL-17 levels?

J.P. Thyssen
de Bruin-Weller et al., reported alarmingly high rates of unspecified and allergic conjunctivitis in trial patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) who underwent treatment with dupilumab; an antibody that inhibits signaling of IL-4 and IL-13.1 Importantly, the exact pathogenic mechanism behind incident conjunctivitis in dupilumab-treated patients is unclear. While all, but one case, were considered to be of mild or moderate severity, and most resolved after treatment discontinuation, ocular complications may ultimately deprive AD patients from effective treatment with dupilumab. For these reasons, the medical community needs to rapidly identify the pathogenic mechanism. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/bjd.16330

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