Assessment of the efficiency of cyclosporine use in psoriasis
The article presents a review of randomized studies involving patients with severe psoriasis, which showed that after 10-12 weeks of monotherapy with cyclosporine there was a decline of the Index of prevalence and severity of psoriasis (PASI). After achieving clinical remission must be decided on a gradual reduction of the dose of cyclosporine to the lowest effective dose, or the complete abolition of the medication. Simultaneous use of cyclosporine and UVB at the moment is not widely studied. Combined use of methotrexate and cyclosporine has been used successfully in the treatment of rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. The combined intake of cyclosporine and systemic biological agents should be used in exceptional cases of severe forms of psoriasis, not amenable to other treatments, and only for a limited period of time.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Central State Medical Academy of the ADP of the Russian Federation
Publication date: January 1, 2017