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Baricitinib improves outcomes in patients with atopic dermatitis

September 14, 2017

Patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis experienced improvements in both clinical and patient-reported outcomes after treatment with Olumiant plus topical corticosteroids when compared with topical corticosteroids alone, according to phase 2 study data presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Annual Congress in Geneva.

The analysis included 38 patients treated with 4-mg Olumiant (baricitinib, Eli Lilly) plus topical corticosteroids (TCS), 37 patients treated with 2-mg baricitinib plus TCS, and 49 patients treated with TCS alone. Patients received 16 weeks of treatment and were assessed for disease severity using the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI-50) score.

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