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Correspondence
November 2010

Ustekinumab for Rapid Treatment of Nail Psoriasis

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Athens, Greece (Drs Rallis and Kintzoglou). Dr Verros is in private practice, Tripolis, Greece.

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(11):1315-1316. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.332

Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory disease that may cause psychosocial comorbidities in a substantial portion of the population. Nail psoriasis is common among patients with plaque psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, affecting the cosmetic appearance of the nails and provoking severe distress to patients. A number of different therapies have been administered for the treatment of nail psoriasis; however, there are no standardized therapeutic regimens.1

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