New Frontiers in Psoriatic Disease Research, Part II: Comorbidities and Targeted Therapies

Although psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have been classically considered to be diseases of the skin and joints, respectively, emerging evidence suggests that a combination of innate and environmental factors creates widespread immune dysfunction, affecting multiple organ systems. A greater understanding of the pathogenesis of psoriasis and the systemic effects of psoriatic inflammation has allowed for the development of new, more effective treatments. The second portion of this two-part review series examines the comorbidities associated with psoriasis and PsA as well as the most recent advances in targeted systemic therapies for these conditions.

as reported in: J Invest Dermatol. 2021 Apr 19 [Epub ahead of print]