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Meta-analysis of tacrolimus ointment for atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients.

Author(s): Yan J, Chen SL, Wang XL, Zhou W, Wang FS

Affiliation(s): School of Pharmacy, Shandong University, and Jinan City Hospital for Skin Diseases Prevention and Treatment, Jinan, China.

Publication date & source: 2008-01, Pediatr Dermatol., 25(1):117-20.

Publication type: Meta-Analysis; Review

We evaluated the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus ointment in the treatment of the pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis. Tacrolimus ointment therapy resulted in the remission of atopic dermatitis, this effect of tacrolimus ointment strengths 0.03% and 0.1% were better than those of 1% hydrocortisone acetate and 1% pimecrolimus. Difference between the 0.03% tacrolimus group and the 0.1% tacrolimus group was not statistically significant.

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