Goeckerman treatment was effective for 2 patients referred to Mayo Clinic with psoriasis not responding to treatment with biological agents. In patient 1, psoriasis flaring during etanercept therapy cleared completely with Goeckerman treatment; in patient 2, psoriasis not responding to etanercept and alefacept therapy cleared with Goeckerman treatment and with the initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Soares TF, Davis MDP. Success of Goeckerman Treatment in 2 Patients With Psoriasis Not Responding to Biological Drugs. Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(7):945-955. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.7.950