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How are biologic drugs used to treat psoriasis?

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Biologics work by suppressing your immune system, so serious infections and even cancer are risks, though rare ones.

SOURCES: 

Abel, E. , April 2005. ACP Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology.

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate director of dermatopharmacology, department of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine; co-director, Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center.

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City; assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Medscape. "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

National Psoriasis Foundation. 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

Abel, E. , April 2005. ACP Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology.

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate director of dermatopharmacology, department of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine; co-director, Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center.

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City; assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Medscape. "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

National Psoriasis Foundation. 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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