CONCLUSIONS: The concentrations of S100A8 were highest in psoriatic patients regardless of periodontal health/status. S100A8 was associated with the severity of psoriasis. The concentrations of interleukins and S100A7 were similar in psoriatic patients with or without periodontitis vs. healthy controls.
The financial coverage granted by law in Chile for patients with psoriatic arthritis who require biological treatment is of paramount importance and a great advance. However physicians must be knowledgeable about the advantages and limitations of this therapy. The challenge of clinicians is to choose the drug with the greater odds of achieving therapeutic success, with less adverse events and lower costs for our health system. This article aims to help doctors to select the best biological...
CONCLUSION: In this international case series of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, biologic use was associated with lower risk of COVID-19-related hospitalization than with use of nonbiologic systemic therapies; however, further investigation is warranted on account of potential selection bias and unmeasured confounding. Established risk factors (being older, being male, being of nonwhite ethnicity, and having comorbidities) were associated with higher hospitalization rates.
Some studies have demonstrated that neurotransmitters are involved in the pathogenesis of numerous skin conditions, including psoriasis, addressing the close correlation between the skin and the central nervous system. There are reports showing psoriasis improvement after peripheral nervous system injury. In addition, botulinum toxin has been reported as a treatment for several diseases, including psoriasis. This is a proof-of-concept study of botulinum toxin and psoriasis, involving eight...