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What treatments are used to treat erythrodermic psoriasis?

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Treatment for erythrodermic psoriasis depends on your symptoms  and if you have other health problems. You may be given one or more drugs:

• Cyclosporine (Sandimmune) and infliximab (Remicade) stop the attack of out-of-control immune cells. • Acitretin (Soriatane) or methotrexate can slow down the growth of skin cells. • Other drugs can slow down your immune system, such as adalimumab (Humira), adalimumab-atto (Amjevita), etanercept (Enbrel), etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), ixekizumab (Taltz), secukinumab (Cosentyx), or ustekinumab (Stelara).

From: Erythrodermic Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis Case 6: Erythrodermic psoriasis.”

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Lee, S. June 2006. Yonsei Medical Journal,

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Erythrodermic Psoriasis.”

Rosenbach, M. April 2010. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

UpToDate: “Erythroderma in adults.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis Case 6: Erythrodermic psoriasis.”

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Lee, S. June 2006. Yonsei Medical Journal,

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Erythrodermic Psoriasis.”

Rosenbach, M. April 2010. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

UpToDate: “Erythroderma in adults.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

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