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vol. 40
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Topical proactive therapy in dermatology. A scoping review

Karolina Makowska
Joanna Nowaczyk
Zbigniew Samochocki
Leszek Blicharz
Lidia Rudnicka

Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Adv Dermatol Allergol 2023; XL (4): 510-517
Online publish date: 2023/09/01
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The term ‘proactive therapy’ refers to a long-term management of clinically intact skin in previously disease-affected areas. This method was initially implemented in atopic dermatitis to maintain the remission and decrease the risk of exacerbations. Proactive therapy aims to limit the need for reactive treatment and improve the patients’ quality of life. A proactive approach is likely to be adopted for other relapsing and inflammatory skin conditions in the future. This scoping review aims to identify dermatological conditions to be treated with the proactive approach, evaluate the available evidence for its efficacy and safety, as well as highlight the research gaps.

anti-inflammatory, atopic dermatitis, low-dose, maintenance, proactive therapy, subclinical inflammation

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