Infliximab for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF) as proinflammatory cytokine plays in the pathogenesis of many diseases an important role. In psoriasis and in psoriatic arthritis TNF is up-regulated in the skin lesion and in the synovitis. Recent trials showed that the blockade of TNF with the chimeric antibody infliximab is able to improve both, the skin lesions and the… (More)