Researchers have come up with a new drug that has shown exceptional effects against psoriasis, a skin condition. The drug named ixekizumab (Taltz) has been shown to work well even in the long-term.
The drug outdid other standard medication for moderate to severe psoriasis. Even after 60 weeks, the drug was still effective and about 80 percent of patients showed 75 percent improvement.
The drug is administered through injection and targets the inflammatory protein called IL-17.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.