Cyclosporine in the treatment of atopic dermatitis

Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive drug. Since 1983 is used as prophylaxis in patients after transplantation what increases the post-transplantation survival rate and improves patient’s quality of life. Although the drug was discovered in 1970 and 1973 was used to treat psoriasis, it is more commonly associated with transplantology. (1) Cyclosporine inhibits humoral and cellular components of inflammatory response. That is why it is also used not only in the treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis, but also in severe atopic eczema which is resistant to other treatment. Read full text »