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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
BOMM, Lislaine et al. Use of cyclosporin in a patient with hepatitis C and pustular psoriasis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp.193-195. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700050.
Cyclosporine has been contraindicated in patients with chronic infections such as infection with hepatitis C because of its immunosuppressive effect. Recent studies have shown however that cyclosporine suppresses viral replication and thus cannot exacerbate infection with hepatitis C when employed for treating patients with psoriasis. We present the case of a female patient with psoriasis for 30 years and hepatitis C for 20 years, with diffuse circinate lesions. Improvement in the skin condition and liver enzymes was obtained with the use of cyclosporine, with no adverse effect
Keywords : Cyclosporine; Hepatitis C; Psoriasis.