The use of cyclosporine in dermatology Article

cited authors

  • Dehesa, L; Abuchar, A; Nuno-Gonzalez, A; Vitiello, M; Kerdel, FA

fiu authors

abstract

  • Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive drug that acts selectively on T-cells by inhibiting calcineurin phosphorylase. It has been used in dermatology since its approval for US Food and Drug Administration in 1997 for the use in psoriasis. While indicated only for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis, cyclosporine has also been used as an off-label drug for the treatment of various inflammatory skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis, blistering disorders, and connective tissue diseases. In this article, we review the use of cyclosporine in dermatology. Copyright © 2012 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

publication date

  • August 1, 2012

start page

  • 979

end page

  • 987

volume

  • 11

issue

  • 8