Rapid response to infliximab in severe pustular psoriasis, von Zumbusch type

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Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a chemokine secreted by T cells which is thought to play a critical role in the pathophysiology of psoriasis. The monoclonal antibody, infliximab, complexes with TNF-α, rendering it inactive. A recent clinical trial has reported the clinical benefit and safety of infliximab in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. We report a case of rapid response and clinical benefit using infliximab in severe pustular psoriasis of von Zumbusch.

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