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Pharmaceuticals 2013, 6(4), 557-578; doi:10.3390/ph6040557

Biologics in Dermatology

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT, London, UK
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Whipps Cross University Hospital and the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, E1 1BB, London, UK
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Received: 31 January 2013 / Revised: 26 February 2013 / Accepted: 7 April 2013 / Published: 17 April 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biologics)
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Abstract

Skin and subcutaneous diseases affect millions of people worldwide, causing significant morbidity. Biologics are becoming increasingly useful for the treatment of many skin diseases, particularly as alternatives for patients who have failed to tolerate or respond to conventional systemic therapies. Biological therapies provide a targeted approach to treatment through interaction with specific components of the underlying immune and inflammatory disease processes. This review article examines the increasing evidence base for biologics in dermatology, including well-established treatments and novel agents. View Full-Text
Keywords: biologics; biological response modifiers; immunopathogenesis; dermatology; skin disease biologics; biological response modifiers; immunopathogenesis; dermatology; skin disease
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Chandler, D.; Bewley, A. Biologics in Dermatology. Pharmaceuticals 2013, 6, 557-578.

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