Traditional systemic treatment of psoriasis

Gian Franco Altomare, Andrea Altomare, Paolo Daniele Pigatto

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Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease with a chronic relapsing course. In about 20%-30% of psoriatic patients, disease severity requires systemic treatment, which carries a huge economic and management burden for the healthcare system. The decision to employ systemic treatment, reserved for severe or extensive forms, needs to be weighed carefully and is influenced by factors from the host. Each form of treatment, i.e., photochemotherapy, cyclosporin A, methotrexate, acitretin - considered the traditional psoriatic treatments - should be evaluated for each specific clinical condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue numberSUPPL. 83
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009


  • Psoriasis
  • Systemic therapy of psoriasis
  • Traditional therapy of psoriasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology


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