Is topical treatment effective for psoriasis in patients who failed topical treatment?

Conclusions: While our sample size was small and treatment duration short, the effect size of topical treatment was large under conditions designed to promote adherence. PMID: 31132897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research

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We describe the case of a 37-year-old man with a 20-year history of psoriatic arthritis. The patient presented with abdominal pain, watery diarrhea with mild hematochezia, and a reported 24-pound unintentional weight loss over the past five months. Of note, the patient began treatment with etanercept five months earlier after discontinuation of infliximab for his psoriatic arthritis symptoms. Colonoscopy with terminal ileum intubation revealed active colitis and intestinal biopsy results showed marked ulcerations and non-caseating granulomas, indicative of CD. Etanercept was subsequently discontinued and the patient was st...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
Clinical Pathologic Mismatch in a TNF-α Inhibitor-Associated Drug Reaction J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Aug 01;18(8):828-830 Authors: O’Brien KF, Maiman RE, DeWitt CA Abstract A 56-year-old Caucasian male with a history of chronic plaque psoriasis, primary sclerosing cholangitis status-post liver transplant on tacrolimus, and ulcerative colitis on infliximab developed a progressive erythematous eruption with associated fatigue, anorexia, myalgias, and arthralgias. On two separate occasions, his skin biopsy demonstrated a lichenoid interface dermatitis (LID). Despite multiple courses of oral predn...
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Authors: Reinhart J, Willett M, Gibbs N Abstract Psoriasis is a common dermatologic condition with a variety of morphologic presentations. These variations include the less common hyperkeratotic form, psoriasis ostracea, defined as having pronounced adherent scales resembling an oyster shell. Of the ostraceous cases that have been reported in the literature, many occur as generalized outbreaks in patients with long-standing history of psoriasis. Rarely does this remarkable variant occur as a direct flare from a cutaneous insult. In these situations, when a pre-existing dermatosis appears in response to a traumatic ...
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Authors: Hall SL, Haidari W, Feldman SR Abstract Guttate psoriasis is an acute subtype of plaque psoriasis characterized by eruption of small, scaly plaques, and papules, 5 to 10 mm in size over the trunk and proximal extremities.1 It often arises in children and young adults concomitantly with or shortly after a streptococcal throat infection or tonsillitis. Patients with chronic plaque psoriasis can also experience guttate flares following streptococcal throat infections.1,2 Controlling guttate psoriasis with topical corticosteroids is difficult to achieve due to numerous widespread lesions. Other treatment optio...
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Authors: Abstract BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease that varies widely in its clinical expression. Topical corticosteroids (TCS) are the mainstay of treatment. Long-term safety remains a concern, limiting use and recurrence is common. Tazarotene has also been shown to be effective in psoriasis, with efficacy maintained several weeks posttreatment. Fixed combination therapy with TCS and tazarotene may improve psoriasis signs and maintain efficacy between treatment sessions. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the maintenance of effect posttreatment with a once-daily application of halobetasol propi...
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Authors: Bhatia N, Stein Gold L, Kircik LH, Schreiber R Abstract BACKGROUND: A novel foam formulation of halobetasol propionate, 0.05% (HBP-Foam) has been developed to treat plaque psoriasis in patients who prefer a thermostable topical foam with low application shear that allows for easier coverage over large and/or hirsute areas than existing formulations. OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and effectiveness of HBP-Foam in subjects with plaque psoriasis. METHODS: Two randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled clinical studies were conducted in 560 adult subjects with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Subje...
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Authors: Green LJ, Yamauchi PS, Kircik LH Abstract Psoriasis (PsO) is a common, systemic, chronic inflammatory disease characterized by key clinical symptoms, including itching, pain, and scaling, and is associated with substantial physical, psychosocial, and economic health burdens. Currently, there is no cure for PsO; however, the introduction of biologic therapies has revolutionized the clinical management of patients with PsO by expanding treatment options to include multiple therapies with different mechanisms of action targeting cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis), interleukin (IL)-1...
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Authors: Payne J, Habet KA, Pona A, Feldman SR Abstract BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids are efficacious treatment options for multiple dermatoses. However, ointments and cream corticosteroid vehicles can be cumbersome to patients and may act as a barrier to adherence. Foam vehicles may be preferred by some patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical corticosteroid foams. METHODS: A literature review was conducted using the keywords “clobetasol,” “betamethasone,” “propionate,” “valerate,” “topical,” “foam,” “v...
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The objective of this study was to use data from electronic health records to understand prescribing patterns associated with biologic therapies for psoriasis and utilization of concomitant non-biologic psoriasis therapies in patients on biologics. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using OptumInSight’s electronic health records database. Patients were classified as having psoriasis if they had 2 diagnosis codes for psoriasis or 1 diagnosis for psoriasis and a subsequent prescription for a systemic psoriasis therapy or phototherapy on a separate day. Only patients with at least 1 prescription for a ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Various demographic and socioeconomic factors are associated with use of combination systemic therapy compared to use of systemic monotherapy for psoriasis. An association with commonly used disease severity indices was not observed. RELEVANCE: An understanding of which patients are more likely to be prescribed combination systemic therapy will provide important context for long-term efficacy and safety data as they become available. PMID: 31424705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
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