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Psoriasis Induced By Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonist Therapy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with psoriatic skin lesions induced by tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antagonist therapy.

Specialty:

Dermatology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

L40.9

Description:

Although a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha antagonist can be used to treat psoriasis, it can also trigger or worsen psoriasis. This paradoxical effect may be caused by a drug-induced change in the patient's immune response.

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