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A growing understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis opens the way to the treatment these diseases with the help of new small molecules, associated with the blockade of intracellular signal transduction. Jaqinus®/Xeljanz® (tofacitinib, “Pfizer”) is the first oral inhibitor of Janus kinases for the treatment of chronic moderately severe and severe plaque psoriasiswhich was approved for usage in Russia. The authors also present own local data regarding usage of tofacitinib 10 and 20 mg/day by short course for the treatment group of 13 patients with severe forms of plaque psoriasis in a progressing stage with resistance to prior systemic conventional therapy who were treated at the TDVCD. The efficacy of therapeutic strategies with the use of tofacitinib for patients of the dermatological hospital with the aim of improving and stabilizing of acute process is shown. Further prospective and observational studies to refine the dosing and safety profile of this group of drugs are needed.

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Ella V. Natarova

Tula Regional Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary

Tula, 300052, Russian Federation
Deputy chief physician on medical part, doctor of the highest qualification category, Dermatovenerologic Clinical Dispensary of Tula, Tula, 300052, Russian Federation.

N. S Rudneva

Tula Regional Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary

Tula, 300052, Russian Federation

M. S Kuklina

Tula Regional Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary

Tula, 300052, Russian Federation

Ya. Yu Chumakova

Tula Regional Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary

Tula, 300052, Russian Federation


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