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Papers: 6 May 2023 - 12 May 2023

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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

Inflammation/Inflammatory, Itch

2023 May 07



Treatment of plaque psoriasis with deucravacitinib (POETYK PSO-2 study): a plain language summary.


Strober B, Thaçi D, Sofen H, Kircik L, Gordon KB, Foley P, Rich P, Paul C, Bagel J, Colston E, Throup J, Kundu S, Sekaran C, Linaberry M, Banerjee S, Papp KA


This is a summary of a paper published in a medical journal that describes the results of a study called POETYK PSO-2, which investigated a new treatment for plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis appears on the body as dry, discolored, patches of skin that can be flaky and covered in scales. This can make the skin itch, crack or bleed and make it difficult for people with psoriasis to perform basic everyday tasks. Treatments are available, but some do not always reduce symptoms or may need to be injected or taken multiple times a day, which can be difficult to do, or can have undesirable side effects. Researchers are looking for new treatments for psoriasis.