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2021 May 20


Safety and efficacy of upadacitinib in combination with topical corticosteroids in adolescents and adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD Up): results from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial.


Reich K, Teixeira HD, de Bruin-Weller M, Bieber T, Soong W, Kabashima K, Werfel T, Zeng J, Huang X, Hu X, Hendrickson BA, Ladizinski B, Chu AD, Silverberg JI
Lancet. 2021 May 20.
PMID: 34023009.


Systemic therapies are typically combined with topical corticosteroids for the management of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Upadacitinib is an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor with greater inhibitory potency for JAK1 than JAK2, JAK3, or tyrosine kinase 2 that is being tested for atopic dermatitis. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of upadacitinib plus topical corticosteroids compared with placebo for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.