TABLE 1.

Baseline Characteristics of the Patients

SubjectsPimecrolimus (n = 474)Control (n = 237)
Gender (%)
 Male47.347.3
 Female52.752.7
Age (y)
 Mean8.07.9
 Range1–172–17
Age distribution (%)
 <2 y0.60
 2<12 y73.475.1
 12<18 y25.924.9
EASI
 Mean13.313.8
 Range0.6–61.21.2–61.3
Total body surface area affected (%)
 Mean24.223.8
 Range1.5–93.02.8–94.0
IGA (%)
 1 (almost clear)0.2*0
 2 (mild)26.227.8
 3 (moderate)55.350.6
 4 (severe)15.617.7
 5 (very severe)2.73.8
  • * One patient had an IGA of 1 at baseline; however, this patient had a baseline EASI score of >10, ie, mild to moderate disease.