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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

FORTALEZA, Gleyce Tavares de Melo et al. Splenic tuberculosis during psoriasis treatment with infliximab. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.4, pp. 420-424. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000400016.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the skin and occasionally the joints. The biological agents have been engineered to target a specific step in the inflammatory cascade that leads to psoriasis, including tumor necrosis factor, which has a central role in the host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This is a case report about a psoriatic patient who presented splenic tuberculosis during treatment with infliximab.

Keywords : Psoriasis; Biological therapy; Tuberculosis.

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