New biological treatments show promise for psoriasis

Apr 01, 2004, 5:00am

Washington - Biological treatments for psoriasis have largely unraveled the once-secret mechanisms behind this disease. "The biologics including Amevive [alefacept], Raptiva [efalizumab], Embrel [etanercept], and Remicade [infliximab] are scientifically revolutionary and exciting," said John Y. M. Koo, M.D., who spoke about these treatments at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting. Board-certified in dermatology and psychiatry, he is professor and vice chairman of the University of California at San Francisco's department of dermatology.