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New Treatment for Psoriasis Emerges

Posted: August 27, 2008

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Biologics, by comparison, are self-administered through injection. The patient usually must inject the medication somewhere between twice-weekly to once every other week, Cather said.

Patients undergoing biologic therapy need to have periodic re-evaluations by their dermatologist to check for the development of new symptoms, including infections and potential cancers, according to guidelines issued earlier this year by the American Academy of Dermatology.

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To learn more about psoriasis, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

HealthDay News, August 25, 2008