Mark Lebwohl, MD
CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis and evaluation, treatment and management, patient education, and practice management of psoriasis.
Funding Source: American College of Physicians.
Disclosures: Dr. Lebwohl, ACP contributing author, reports that he is an employee of Mount Sinai, which receives research funds from AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Incyte, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, LEO Pharmaceuticals, MedImmune/AstraZeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, SCIderm, Valeant, and Vidac. He also is a consultant for Allergan, Aqua, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, and LEO Pharma. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M17-3077.
Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor for Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
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Psoriasis, an inherited disorder of the immune system, presents most commonly in the skin and joints but is also associated with cardiovascular, metabolic, and neuropsychiatric effects. Treatments include topical therapy for mild disease; phototherapy and oral therapy, such as retinoids and immunomodulating agents; and targeted biologic therapies that have revolutionized treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Primary care physicians should be aware of the systemic associations of psoriasis and the treatments available for this disorder.
Lebwohl M. Psoriasis. Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:ITC49–ITC64. doi: 10.7326/AITC201804030
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2018;168(7):ITC49-ITC64.
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