SESSION TITLE: Tuberculosis
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease predominantly affecting the skin and joints, with a negative impact on quality of life. Biological agents are highly effective for treating patients with moderate and severe forms of the disease. This therapy is associated with increased risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB). The purpose of this study is the assessment of active TB developed during biological treatment among patients with psoriasis.