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European Journal of Dermatology


Mild therapeutic response of alopecia areata during treatment of psoriasis with secukinumab Volume 30, numéro 5, September-October 2020


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1 1st Division of Dermatology, Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata IDI-IRCCS, Rome, Italy
2 Istituto Nazionale per la promozione della salute delle popolazioni Migranti ed il contrasto delle malattie della Povertà (INMP), Via di San Gallicano 25/a. Rome, Italy

Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by erythematous, scaly, and hyperkeratotic plaques that can extend all over the skin. Psoriasis is widely recognized to diminish quality of life, especially when sensitive areas, such as genitals, are involved [1]. Basic research and several clinical trials have suggested a dominant role of interleukin 17A (IL-17A) in the pathogenesis of psoriasis [2].Alopecia areata, characterized by non-scarring hair loss [3], is also considered to be a T-cell-mediated [...]