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Effective Treatment for Patients With Psoriasis and HCV

A male predominance and late-onset psoriasis were frequent observed in a limited number of patients with psoriasis and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Medical records of all psoriasis patients with HCV infections who attended an outpatient clinic over a 10-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Researchers found:

  • Of 34 patients, 26 were men and 8 were women, with a mean age of 57.0 years.
  • Median age of psoriasis onset was 42.7 years.
  • The interferon used for HCV treatment exacerbated the psoriasis in 20% of the study population.
  • All conventional treatments and anti-TNFs can be used.


Chularojanamontri L, et al. How do we treat psoriasis patients with hepatitis C infections in real-world situations? A retrospective analysis of 34 patients. [Published online ahead of print August 28, 2019]. J Dermatolog Treat. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2019.1657225.