Immune drug effective for scalp psoriasis

May 4, 0008

New York - Alefacept, a drug that reduces the activity of certain immune cells, effectively treats scalp psoriasis, Reuters Health reports.

New York

- Alefacept, a drug that reduces certain immune cell activity, effectively treats scalp psoriasis, Reuters Health reports.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, evaluated the safety and efficacy of alefacept in treating scalp psoriasis in 30 adults, who received weekly injections for 16 weeks, and then no treatment for 12 weeks.

After one or two courses, 16 patients had at least a 75 percent improvement, researchers report.

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