A new treatment for common skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema (or atopic dermatitis), or other skin conditions with a defective skin barrier, is the hope raised by recent work from the Elias laboratory and featured in Allure this month. These studies demonstrate that when antihistamines are applied topically to the skin, they improve the skin barrier. This suggests that creams or ointments containing anithistamines of the type that do not cause sedation as a side effect could provide a safe and effective way to treat inflammatory skin disorders caused in part by a defective skin barrier, like eczema and psoriasis.
Press Room for Elias and Williams
On December 2, 2012, Dr. Peter Elias delivered the Joseph Von Plenck Lecture to the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology during their annual meeting in Linz, Austria.
On May 4, 2011, Peter M. Elias, M.D. delivered the Albert M. Kligman/Philip Frost Leadership Lecture to the Society for Investigative Dermatology at the annual meeting in Phoenix AZ. The title of his presentation was: “The Nature of the Mammalian Epidermal Permeability Barrier.”
In recognition of his achievements in dermatology, on September 28, 2005, Dr. Peter M. Elias was awarded the Kung-Sun Oh Medal by Professor Kyung Hwan Kim, Dean of Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. The title of his Memorial Lecture was “Medical Aspects Of A Dynamic Stratum Corneum Interface”.