Severe cutaneous and arthritic psoriasis in patient with Aids: A good outcome with therapy using etanercept [Psoríase cutânea e artropática grave em paciente com Aids: Boa resposta terapêutica com uso de terapia com etanercepte]
Santos M.,University of Amazon |
Rabelo R.,Foundation Medicine |
Mendes L.,Foundation Medicine |
Vilasboas V.,Foundation Medicine |
And 2 more authors.
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia | Year: 2012
We report the case of a patient with cutaneous and arthropathic psoriasis for eight years, whose sudden increased severity of the clinical picture led to a diagnosis of AIDS, emphasizing the importance of the specialist in the diagnosis of systemic diseases. The appropriate therapeutic interventions, including antiretroviral therapy and the immunobiological agent etanercept, enabled rapid improvement of symptoms and quality of life of the patient, besides contributing to delay in immunodeficiency progression. © 2012 by Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia.