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Eosinophilic fasciitis: a case series with an emphasis on therapy and induction of remission

Authors: Rechelle Tull MD, William D Hoover III MD, Jacqueline F De Luca MD, William W Huang MD, MPH, Joseph L Jorizzo MD

Eosinophilic fasciitis is an uncommon connective tissue disorder. Systemic corticosteroids can induce remission of disease; however, there is no universally accepted treatment ladder for eosinophilic fasciitis. This case series evaluates treatment efficacy in patients with eosinophilic fasciitis.

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Cutaneous side effects of molecularly targeted therapies for the treatment of solid tumors

Authors: Daniel I G Cubero MD, PhD, Beatrice Martinez Zugaib Abdalla MD, Jean Schoueri, Fabio Iazetti Lopes, Karine Corcione Turke, Jose Guzman MD, Auro Del Giglio MD, PhD, Carlos D’Apparecida Santos Machado Filho MD, PhD, Vanessa Salzano MD, Dolores Gonzalez Fabra MD

This article reviews the cutaneous side effects of main molecularly targeted cancer therapies for solid tumors.

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The cost of biologics for psoriasis is increasing

Authors: Judy Cheng, Steven R Feldman

Biologic agents have revolutionized the management of psoriasis but at a higher cost compared with “traditional” agents. Cost must be considered when evaluating management options for psoriasis. This piece of original research To estimates the annual cost of treatment of psoriasis using biologic agents and assess the trend over the past decade.

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Metastatic melanoma – a review of current and future drugs

Authors: Tiago Rodrigues Velho

A systematic search of literature was conducted, and studies providing data on the effectiveness of current and/or future drugs used in the treatment of metastatic melanoma were selected for review. This review discusses the advantages and limitations of these agents, evaluating past, current and future clinical trials designed to overcome such limitations.

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