Case Number 3503
Request Date 19/02/2014
Completion Date 24/03/2014

 

Details of the Request

  • Within your health trust do you treat patients with chronic eczema (also known as chronic dermatitis)?
     
  • Are these patients treated at an out-patient clinic only ?
     
  • If so, how many patients are currently being treated for chronic hand eczema (also known as chronic hand dermatitis)? Of these patients how many are severe chronic hand eczema?
     
  • Number of Patients – currently on treatment for severe chronic hand eczema
     
  • Are there any funding restrictions relating to treatment?

 

Details of the Response

Within your health trust do you treat patients with chronic eczema (also known as chronic dermatitis)?

Yes

 

Are these patients treated at an out-patient clinic only ?

Yes

 

If so, how many patients are currently being treated for chronic hand eczema (also known as chronic hand dermatitis)? Of these patients how many are severe chronic hand eczema?

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit.

 

Please split these patients by their current drug treatment in the table below:

The data available from our current pharmacy system is not sufficient to answer any of the other questions because we cannot record indication against drug transactions.

 

Number of Patients – currently on treatment for severe chronic hand eczema

Alitretinoin = 4

 

Are there any funding restrictions relating to treatment?

We do not have any funding restrictions when we do want to treat these patients with systemic medications or PUVA.