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Biologics for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Biologics for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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Plaque psoriasis typically does not respond to topical medications used for psoriasis, but biologics, like brodalumab which was approved by the FDA this week, have generally performed well in clinical trials. In this slideshow, we review the biologics currently approved to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.



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