5 Top Questions About Treating Psoriasis With Biologics


David Harvey, MD

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While topical creams and ointments can clear up mild to moderate cases of psoriasis, severe cases call for systemic medications that can alter the immune system and target key producers of inflammation. Until a few years ago, conventional medications like methotrexate, cyclosporin, acitretin and hydroxycarbamide were the only systemic therapies prescribed to suppress the immune system and clear up severe psoriasis. However, in recent years, drugs referred to as biologics have been approved to treat psoriasis. Dermatologist and surgeon David T. Harvey, MD, of Piedmont Healthcare, discusses the most common questions his patients have about biologics.

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 18, 2017

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