Long-Term Etanercept Use for Severe Generalized Psoriasis in an HIV-Infected Individual: A Case Study

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Dermatology, USA.
Journal of drugs in dermatology: JDD (Impact Factor: 1.45). 03/2012; 11(3):413-4.
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The treatment options for psoriasis in HIV-infected individuals are limited due to the immunosuppressive nature of the therapeutic modalities and the patient's immunocompromised state. Etanercept has been shown to be safe and effective in the non-HIV psoriasis population with nearly 20 years of experience. However, there is limited data on the safety of etanercept use in the HIV patient population. The authors report a case of an HIV-infected patient with psoriasis who has remained mostly clear on continuous, uninterrupted etanercept use for over six years.

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