Acneiform Eruption following Anti-TNF-a Treatment: A Report of 3 Cases

January 2008 | Volume 7 | Issue 1 | Case Reports | 69 | Copyright © January 2008

Grace Sun MD, Carina A. Wasko MD, Sylvia Hsu MD

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) antagonists are used to treat many autoimmune disorders including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more recently, psoriasis. The adverse effects of the treatment regimen for psoriasis are not as well documented as those for Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. We report the development of acne vulgaris in 3 patients with psoriasis after initiating anti-TNF-? therapy.