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40 years
What is latest treatment for psoriasis?
Aug 26, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
In recent years, advances with topical therapies have produced new ways to deliver these creams and ointments.
-This includes sprays and foams and shampoos, as well as more advanced gels and ointments. Many of these treat larger or more sensitive areas more easily, effectively, and safely.
-Phototherapy is now available in a more focused form called narrow-band ultraviolet B (UVB) therapy. This lessens the risk of skin cancer.
- Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs are one type of biologic now used for psoriasis. These were first developed as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, says Heffernan. But TNF is a protein also involved in the development of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Examples of anti-TNF drugs are:
Adalimumab (Humira), approved for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
Etanercept (Enbrel), approved for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
Golimumab (Simponi), approved for psoriatic arthritis
Infliximab (Remicade), approved for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
- As researchers better understand how the immune system works with psoriasis, they have developed biologics specifically for this disease. Such as:
Ustekinumab (Stelara) targets two proteins, interleukin-12 and interleukin-23, that help regulate the immune system. Researchers believe these proteins promote inflammation linked specifically to psoriasis.
Dr. Salim Saab Otolaryngology (ENT)
the recent drugs are biologic especially anti tumor necrotic factor tnf wich improve psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis like infliximab also important is phototherapy with uvb