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There is little consensus regarding the association between pemphigus and psoriasis. The aim of the current study is to synthesize existing data on the prevalence of psoriasis in patients with pemphigus and on the association between the two conditions. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies in Medline, Embase, and Web of Science (1900-2018). Reference lists of...
Biosimilars are highly similar copies of previously approved original biologic medicines. Their introduction on the market may yield cost reduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the perspectives of psoriasis patients on biosimilar medications.
Psoriasis is a common skin disease pathogenically driven by TNF and IL-17A-induced epidermal hyperproliferation and inflammatory responses. The ongoing need for new therapeutic agents for psoriasis has highlighted medicinal plants as sources of phytochemicals useful for treating psoriatic disease. Rhodomyrtone, a bioactive phytochemical from Rhodomyrtus tomentosa, has well-established anti-prolife...
The relationship between psoriasis and vitiligo has not been previously confirmed, and we therefore aimed to investigate this association.
Treatment of psoriasis with systemic corticosteroids is controversial. Concerns arise from cases of generalized pustular psoriasis flares, erythroderma or worsening psoriasis upon tapering or discontinuing systemic corticosteroids. Despite the lack of relevant treatment guidelines, recent studies report that systemic corticosteroids are prescribed commonly for psoriasis. Estimates from the U.S. Th...
Psoriasis is a common skin disease that has been recently found to be associated with various systemic inflammatory disorders. However, the association between psoriasis and gout has not been well defined.
Erythrodermic and generalized pustular psoriasis are rare, difficult to treat forms of psoriasis. In previous reports, we documented 24- and 52-week findings of an open-label, phase 3 trial (UNCOVER-J) of ixekizumab in Japanese patients with erythrodermic or generalized pustular psoriasis; most patients responded to treatment and maintained response through 52 weeks.
Ixekizumab (anti-IL17A) is effective as treatment for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, but real-life data on effectiveness and safety are currently very limited.
Psoriasis is a chronic systemic inflammatory skin disease, which has been associated with an increased risk of numerous medical and psychiatric comorbidities, including suicidality. Suicidality, which can be divided into the categories of suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, and completed suicide, is highly prevalent in the psoriasis population, and multiple studies have been published on the subje...
Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease where the IL-23/Th17 axis as well as TNF comprise main targets of biological therapy. Immune profiling has so far not been embraced as a clinical tool. We aimed to investigate relationships between individual serum cytokine levels in 40 psoriasis patients before and after receiving biological therapy and Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and Dermatolo...
Psoriasis, an autoimmune diseases of the skin, characterized by patches of abnormal/inflammed skin, although not usually life-threatening, it causes severe discomfort, esthetic impairments, and may lead to impaired social functions and social withdrawal. Besides UV-phototherapy, various anti-inflammatory treatments are applied, depending on the severity of symptoms. In 2008, adalimumab (fully huma...
Psoriasis is a complex and chronic disease, and, in most cases, therapies are required during all patients' lifetime. The efficacy and safety profiles of biological therapies are well established, but their effectiveness is still open to discussion. We performed a systematic review to summarize how the effectiveness of biological therapies for psoriasis is measured in real-world studies and to und...
Gallic acid (GA), a natural small molecule found in Radix Paeoniae Rubra, has a variety of favorable biological activities. However, the anti-psoriasis effect of GA has never been explored up to now. This study evaluates the protective effect of GA on psoriasis-like skin disease both in vitro and in vivo and explores the underlying mechanism. The results show that GA significantly decreases the mR...
Psoriasis is a chronic debilitating skin disease with an estimated prevalence reaching 2% of the worldwide population. Psoriatic disease is driven by a network of complicated reciprocal interactions among innate and adaptive mechanisms of immune system with structural components of the skin. Interleukin (IL)-22 mediates keratinocyte proliferation and epidermal hyperplasia, inhibits terminal differ...
Psoriasis can lead to high psychosocial burden, and occurrence of psoriasis is related to psychological distress.
Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is a rare, chronic inflammatory skin disease. It is known to affect quality of life at a level comparable to that from major medical and psychiatric illness, yet current treatment options are remarkably limited. Recent evidence however suggests that interleukin-1 (IL-1) blockade with anakinra will deliver therapeutic benefit in PPP.
Ultrasound elastography (UE) is a non-invasive imaging method that allows the assessment of tissue elastic property. Different UE techniques are currently available (i.e. strain UE and acoustic radiation force impulse UE), with several potential clinical applications. Recent studies investigated the role of UE in two systemic rheumatic diseases and psoriasis. This research added interesting inform...
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are evolutionary conserved circular non-coding RNAs that play a role in several diseases by sequestering (sponging) microRNAs (miRNAs). However, their role in psoriasis remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the expression of circRNAs and analyzed their potential functions in psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2-3% of the population in the world. The scalp is the most common, and frequently the first site of disease involvement. Occasionally it may be the only localization of psoriasis. Treatment of scalp psoriasis is often unsatisfactory, due to limited available topical therapy and reduced efficacy of some systemic drugs. Biologic therapies ar...
Patients with psoriasis may be at higher risk of Candida spp. infection. Interleukin (IL)-17 acts in the prevention of those infections; it is also involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Therefore, anti-IL17 antibodies - which have an established role in the treatment of psoriasis - may be associated with an increased incidence of Candida spp. infection, as it has been suggested in pivotal tri...
Nail involvement is frequent in patients with psoriasis, especially those with psoriatic arthritis, and can significantly impair quality of life. It is typically difficult to treat compared with skin lesions, although several conventional treatment options are available. The aim of this paper is to describe our experience in the treatment of nail psoriasis with secukinumab in a case series. Fiftee...
During treatment with biologic agents for psoriasis in a number of patients a failure may occur and discontinuation with transitioning to an other drug or an optimization strategy, consisting in a dose-adjustment or a co-medication with a traditional systemic agent, reprent two possible alternatives.
The extensive involvement of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the pathogenesis of psoriasis is well documented. However, little is known about the contribution of specific miRNAs to the prevalence of this disease.
Alexithymia refers to the difficulty in identifying and expressing emotions. Alexithymia is associated with high burden of disease in psoriasis patients.