Fast Five Quiz: Systemic Treatments for Plaque Psoriasis

Chris G. Adigun, MD


May 21, 2020

For patients with HIV infection, phototherapy in conjunction with antiretrovirals is a recommended option; other options include a retinoid agent or topical therapy.

In general, patients with preexisting primary or secondary immunodeficiency should only receive immunosuppressive agents or biologic agents in the setting of severe or recalcitrant psoriasis. In such cases, guidelines from the British Association of Dermatologists recommend consultation with the patient's infectious disease specialist.

Learn more about the management of plaque psoriasis in various patient populations.


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