Purpose of the study:
One bothering feature of atopic dermatitis is its relapsing nature. Hence, it is worthwhile to test modes how to efficiently prevent relapses or at least increase the time until the disease recurs. In order to give recommendations to other patients, this study is to scientifically describe efficacy and safety of a given regimen, namely a maintenance therapy with two days a week Advantan.
- Acute 'Severe' or 'Very Severe' flare of atopic dermatitis; no minimum affected body surface - History of moderate to severe form of atopic dermatitis for at least two years
- Pregnancy, breast feeding - Known immune, hepatic, or renal insufficiency - Acute herpes simplex or mollusca contagiosa infection - Acute and severe impetigo contagiosa. A slight superinfection of eczema is no exclusion criterion - Severe other viral, bacterial, or fungal skin infection (chicken pox, prominent tinea corporis) - Acute infestations (e.g. head lice, scabies)
Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Randomized, Multicenter, Parallel-Group Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Advantan Cream Twice Weekly With Advabase Cream During a Maintenance Phase of 16 Weeks After Successful Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis With Advantan Cream