Conference Coverage

Immunomodulators for pediatric skin diseases


– At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, colleagues A. Yasmine Kirkorian, MD, a pediatric dermatologist at George Washington University, Washington, and interim chief of pediatric dermatology at Children’s National Health System, and Adam Friedman, MD, professor and interim chair of dermatology at the university, sat down with Dermatology News and discussed their presentations at a session on the use of immunomodulators for inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases.

Vidyard Video

In this video, Dr. Kirkorian provides the highlights of her presentation on immunomodulators for pediatric skin diseases, with her clinical pearls and practical considerations for treating atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and hidradenitis suppurativa in pediatric patients, covering both on- and off-label treatments.

“Children sometimes require systemic treatment and we shouldn’t hold it back from them because of their age; if they’re severely ill ... they need to be treated,” she said, summing up one of her main points.

During the interview immediately after the AAD meeting, she mentioned dupilumab, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of moderate to severe AD in patients aged 12-17 years.

Dr. Friedman and Dr. Kirkorian reported having no financial disclosures.

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