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Title: Psoriasis eruptions-like side effects after the use of etanercept-case report
Authors: Veselinovic, Mirjana
Tomic Lucic, Aleksandra
Milicic, Vesna
Ravic Nikolic, Ana
Aničić, Ana
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: © 2019, Serbian Medical Society. All rights reserved. The use of tumor necrosis factor antagonists (anti-TNF) has become a usual practice to treat various inflammatory diseases. Although indicated for the treatment of psoriasis, anti-TNF may paradoxically trigger a psoriasiform condition. We present a case of a female patient who, during the use of etanercept for rheumatoid arthritis, developed psoriasis. After histopathological confirmation and consultation, the dermatologist concluded that psoriasis was a paradoxical effect of anti-TNF inhibitors. Anti-TNF inhibitor is replaced with other biological drug-tocilizumab. After the change of the drug, psoriasis eruptions were completely resolved. The paradoxical form of psoriasis after the use of anti-TNF inhibitor requires a change of the drug with other mechanism of action.
Type: article
DOI: 10.5937/mckg53-23188
ISSN: 0350-1221
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85079905138
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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