Melanocytic nevus count and dermoscopic features do not differ in psoriatic patients undergoing biological agent versus conventional drug therapy.


PIRMIT S., Onsun N. , Su Ö. S. , OZKAYA D. B.

Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia, vol.152, no.2, pp.126-131, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 152 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0392-0488.16.05187-7
  • Title of Journal : Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-131

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease and treatment of psoriasis includes conventional immunosuppressive agents and biological agents. There are a few data on the relationship between psoriasis and melanocytic lesions. Either benign or malignant proliferations may be seen with immunosuppressive treatment. Eruptive nevi and malignant melanoma (MM) have been reported also associated with biological agents There is raising link biological treatment and malignancies. The objective of this paper is to examine the effects of biological agents versus conventional drugs on melanocytic nevi count and dermoscopical features.