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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 242-244

Apremilast in people living with HIV with psoriasis vulgaris: A case report

Department of Dermatology, B J Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Bela J Shah
139, 1st Floor, Wing No. 3, Skin OPD, Civil Hospital, Asarwa, Ahmedabad - 380 016, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_633_18

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Psoriasis is a chronic papulosquamous skin disease that involves immune-mediated cutaneous inflammation and keratinocyte hyperproliferation. The associated immunosuppression in people living with HIV (PLHIV) with psoriasis poses a challenge to the clinician as therapeutic options are limited. Until now, there have been no documented case of apremilast therapy for HIV-associated psoriasis in India. Here, we report a case of HIV-associated psoriasis who achieved Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 100 with apremilast therapy.

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