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Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis without hepatitis who were seropositive for hepatitis B core antibody only or hepatitis C infection, and who were being treated with biologic therapies, had minimal or no risk for viral reactivation, according to study results recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.“Up to 37.2% of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis are treated with biologic therapies,” Igor Snast, MD, of the dermatology department, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Hospital, Petach Tikva, Israel, and colleagues wrote. “Therefore, it is crucial to define the safety profile of these agents in patients with concurrent serology suggestive of viral hepatitis.”NEXT ARTICLE
Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) is a medical condition defined by the inflammation of the liver and characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ. The condition can be self-limiting (healing on its own) or can progress to ...
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