Psoriasis Forum Journal
Psoriasis Forum, a peer review journal, published quarterly by the National Psoriasis Foundation, Psoriasis Forum is the only publication of its kind—dedicated to providing up-to-date and practical information to health care providers on the front line of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatment.
Psoriasis Forum is sent to professional members of the Psoriasis Foundation.
Current issue: Fall 2013 Vol. 19, No. 3
Worms: A Remarkably Reasonable Treatment Option for Psoriasis
Jacqueline Greb, B.A., Alice B. Gottlieb, M.D., Ph.D.
There is a need to expand safe and effective treatment options for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. This article hypothesizes one promising novel treatment option: Trichuris Suis. Epidemiological, experimental, and clinical evidence suggest that Trichuris Suis therapy may be both applicable and advantageous in the treatment of psoriasis. Epidemiologically, the de-worming of developed nations has been correlated with the increased prevalence of immune-mediated disease such as psoriasis. Additionally, the mechanisms of helminth immune regulation should mitigate the underlying immunopathology in psoriasis. Finally, safety and efficacy of Trichuris Suis has been demonstrated in other immune-mediated diseases such as Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and multiple sclerosis with clinical responses in as many as 80% of patients. Evidently, there is ample evidence to warrant the investigation of Trichuris Suis therapy as a novel psoriasis treatment.
Also in this issue:
- Are New Tools for Early Detection of Psoriatic Arthritis Ready for Widespread Clinical Use? A Review
- Paving the Way for Future Medical Dermatology Leaders in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: 1st Annual Mentoring Program for Dermatology Fellows
- IDEOM: International Dermatology Outcomes Measures; A Call to Action
- Antihypertensive Drugs and Psoriasis
- How Insurers Attempt to Discourage Biologic Therapy for Psoriasis
- Abstracts from the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) Trainees Symposium
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