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December 17, 2003

A Promising Step Forward in Psoriasis Therapy

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

JAMA. 2003;290(23):3133-3135. doi:10.1001/jama.290.23.3133

About 4.5 million adults in the United States have psoriasis,1 a chronic, often uncomfortable and disfiguring disease typically lasting more than 30 years. Approximately half a million individuals find the disease a substantial problem in everyday life. Fewer than half of those affected by psoriasis find their treatment highly satisfactory.1