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Why nail psoriasis remains difficult to treat

Psoriatic nail disease has a lifetime incidence of up to 90% in patients with psoriasis; in addition to the cosmetic impact, it causes pain and interferes with activities of daily living in a large proportion of those affected. Treatment of nail psoriasis has been unsatisfactory in the past (with a paucity of good evidence for therapies used) and has been limited by temporary efficacy or adverse side-effect profiles.
Dermatology in practice 2009; 17(3): 4–7
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