Childhood-onset psoriasis affects approximately one-third of the psoriatic population. Among many potential treatments of childhood psoriasis, biological agents are emerging as a valuable option in the management of this disease. In Europe, etanercept has recently been approved for children aged 8 years and over. Data from a well-designed clinical trial indicate that in children, etanercept effectively reduces psoriasis symptoms, with beneficial effects evident as early as 4 weeks after the initiation of treatment. Etanercept is well tolerated; adverse effects are typically mild to moderate in severity. Early data from other biological agents are promising.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Dermatology|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|State||Published - Jul 9 2010|
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