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Emerging treatment options for psoriasis

Authors Taheri A, Sandoval L, Moradi Tuchayi S, Alinia H, Mansoori P, Feldman SR

Received 21 May 2014

Accepted for publication 6 June 2014

Published 18 August 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 27—35


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Arash Taheri,1 Laura F Sandoval,1 Sara Moradi Tuchayi,1 Hossein Alinia,1 Parisa Mansoori,2 Steven R Feldman1–3

1Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, 2Department of Pathology, 3Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Abstract: The treatment of psoriasis has evolved over the years, with the recent focus largely on the use of biologics and anti-interleukin-17 agents. With treatment options expanding, practitioners and patients may find control of psoriasis more convenient and safer to achieve. In this article, we review the literature on emerging medications for the treatment of psoriasis. Although some of the new medications under development, such as the anti-interleukin-17 agents, are being shown to be very efficacious in the treatment of psoriasis in premarketing trials, more information regarding their long-term use is needed to demonstrate their superiority over available modalities.

Keywords: psoriasis, therapy, interleukin-17, biologics, emerging, treatment

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