Complex Landscape of Psoriasis and Pioneering Treatments

Looking at a range of treatments for patients with the chronic autoimmune skin disorder, Psoriasis.
· 6 min read

Psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune skin disorder, affects over 8 million people in the U.S. It's characterized by the rapid multiplication and shedding of skin cells, resulting in red, scaly patches often found on elbows, knees and other body parts. Beyond its physical symptoms, psoriasis is associated with serious comorbidities, including psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular issues and mental health challenges, making comprehensive care essential.

The condition's complexity necessitates a range of treatments tailored to individual needs. Options include topical corticosteroids and vitamin D analogs for mild cases, while moderate-to-severe psoriasis can involve phototherapy, conventional oral medications, or biologics. Recent FDA approvals like Sotyktu® (deucravacitinib), a TYK2 inhibitor, offer new avenues for treatment. Two topical treatments, Zoryve® (roflumilast) and Vtama® (tapinarof), have also gained approval, expanding options for patients.

Looking ahead, bimekizumab, an interleukin antagonist, appears closest to FDA approval, potentially becoming available in early 2024. While challenges remain, the evolving landscape of psoriasis treatment offers hope for improved outcomes and a better quality of life for those dealing with this chronic skin condition.

To learn more about the intricate landscape of psoriasis treatment, where science and innovation converge to pave the way for a brighter future for patients, click here to read our clinical bulletin.

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