Psoriasis

Pcos Associated With A Two-fold Risk Of Developing Psoriasis

PCOS is characterized by androgen elevation that can lead to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, which have also been associated with an increased risk of psoriasis. Medscape Medical News
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Inflammation Tied To Thyroid Dysfunction With Psoriasis

FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 -- Thyroid dysfunction in patients with psoriasis may be associated with inflammation caused by psoriasis, according to a study published online June 22 in the Journal of Dermatology. Jianfeng Zheng, from the Tongji...
Related topics: Medical Research, Dermatology

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Monthly News Roundup - July 2020

FDA Approves Wynzora Cream for Adults with Plaque Psoriasis Plaque psoriasis is a chronic skin condition often found on the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back. It is characterized by raised, red lesions with a silvery white scale that may itch,...
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Roflumilast Cream Promising For Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 -- Roflumilast cream is superior to placebo vehicle cream for reducing psoriasis severity, according to a study published in the July 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Mark G. Lebwohl, M.D., from the Icahn...
Related topics: Placebo, Medical Research

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Fda Approves Tremfya (guselkumab) For Psoriatic Arthritis

Guselkumab, first approved for adults with plaque psoriasis in 2017, has now been approved for adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The FDA based its approval on two pivotal phase 3 trials. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis

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Sorting Out The Many Mimickers Of Psoriasis

'It has an earlier age of onset, usually in infancy, and can occur with the atopic triad that presents with asthma and seasonal allergies as well.' Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Asthma, Allergies

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Amgen's Enbrel Patents To Be Upheld Through 2029

Americans with psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis will have to wait much longer for low-priced copycat versions of their weekly Enbrel injections. Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) won an appeals court ruling on Wednesday that will block the sale of Erlelzi from...
Related topics: Amgen, Patents, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Nasdaq

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How To Prevent And Treat Nail Psoriasis At Home

SUNDAY, June 21, 2020 -- Psoriasis causes painful skin rashes and joints but can also affect the nails, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Most of the nearly 8 million Americans who suffer from psoriasis will develop nail psoriasis...
Related topics: Dermatology

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Review: Trying To Explain The Awfulness Of ‘artemis Fowl’ To My 12-year-old Self

29-year-old Kayleigh: Hi, pre-teen me! 12-year-old Kayleigh: Wow, hello! How am I? 29YO: Greetings from 2020. How's the current acne and psoriasis situation going? 12YO: Not great, sadly. It itches a lot but the doctor says I'll grow out of both...
Related topics: Acne

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Body Mass Index Lower In Patients With Familial Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 -- Familial psoriasis is not necessarily induced by obesity, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dermatology. Bolortuya Bayaraa, M.D., from Fukuoka University in Japan, and colleagues examined whether...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research, Dermatology

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Skin Psoriasis, Somatic Comorbidity Up Psychiatric Illness

MONDAY, June 8, 2020 -- Skin psoriasis and somatic comorbidity are associated with onset of psychiatric illness (PI), according to a study published online June 3 in JAMA Dermatology. Kirk Geale, from Umeå University in Sweden, and colleagues...
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1990 To 2017 Saw Increase In Prevalence, Incidence Of Psoriasis

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 -- From 1990 to 2017, there were increases in the global prevalence, incidence, and burden of suffering related to psoriasis, according to a report published in the May issue of the International Journal of Dermatology. Sarah...
Related topics: Dermatology

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Psoriasis Tied To Higher Alzheimer Disease Risk

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 -- The incidence of Alzheimer disease (AD) is significantly higher in patients with psoriasis versus individuals without psoriasis, according to a Korean study published online April 15 in Scientific Reports. Miri Kim,...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Sex, Gender Differences In Psoriasis May Have Clinical Implications

FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 -- There are sex- and gender-specific differences related to clinical characteristics and quality-of-life (QoL) measures in patients with psoriasis, according to a study published online March 14 in Clinical and Experimental...
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Lilly's Taltz Gets Fda Nod For Plaque Psoriasis In Children

Eli Lilly and Company LLY announced that the FDA has approved a supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for its psoriasis drug Taltz (ixekizumab). Taltz injection (80 mg/mL) is now approved for the treatment of pediatric patients (aged...
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A Protein That Controls Inflammation

A study by the research team of Prof. Geert van Loo (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a critical molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Crohn's Disease

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Psoriasis Linked To Increased Risk For Developing Cancer

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 -- Patients with psoriasis may have a slightly increased risk for cancer, according to a review published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Dermatology. Sofie Vaengebjerg, M.D., from University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and colleagues...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Dermatology, Medical Research

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Several Drugs Have Similar Efficacy For Plaque Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Four drugs have similar Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) response rates for both short- and long-term treatment of plaque psoriasis, according to a review published online Feb. 5 in JAMA Dermatology. April W....
Related topics: Dermatology

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Study Probes Side Effects Of Methotrexate, Used For Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Many Americans battling autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis turn to a long-used drug, methotrexate, for relief. But until now there's been little comprehensive research on side effects tied to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Biologics Tied To Greater Reduction In Pediatric Psoriasis

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Biologics seem to be associated with greater reduction in psoriasis severity scores and higher drug survival rates than methotrexate in pediatric patients treated in a real-world setting, according to a study published...
Related topics: Medical Research

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