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"Psoriasis Action Month Focuses on New Therapies" - Don Rauf

  • Everyday Health
  • New York, NY
  • (August 06, 2019)

August is Psoriasis Action Month, and the National Psoriasis Foundation is spreading the word about treatment options for people living with the disease. Psoriasis biologics fight the disease by inhibiting cytokines, proteins secreted by the immune system that regulate immunity and inflammation. “Biologics are not a cure for psoriasis but they are a dramatically effective therapy,” said Mark Lebwohl, MD, chair of the department of dermatology at the Mount Sinai Health System. He added, “We are at a point where we have really extraordinary treatments and even better ones coming that are able to clear the majority of patients with bad psoriasis.”

— Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, Professor, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, Waldman Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Health System

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