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Letter from the editor

Prof. dr Peter CM van de Kerkhof, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands
AAD 2019

Dear Reader,

The 2019 AAD Annual Meeting was filled with broad innovations covering the entire field of dermatology. In this report, you will find several highlights.

Innovation in dermatology is no longer limited to a few areas. For example, innovations in psoriasis have expanded to atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, urticaria, and vitiligo. Important innovations are biologics with different targets but also small molecules, including Janus kinase inhibitors. In particular, several IL-17 and IL-23 blockers have opened new perspectives for long-term control of psoriasis. Anti-IL-4 and IL-13 are the new options for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

Also covered in this conference report are new leads on hair loss, vitiligo, and non-melanoma skin cancers. The cl...

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