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Letter from the editor

Prof. dr Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
SPIN 2019

Dear colleagues,

The congress of the SPIN was a great opportunity to learn about innovations in the field of inflammatory dermatoses, in particular regarding psoriasis. Insights into the pathomechanisms and the mode of action of treatments have developed substantially during the last three years. Effective and safe control of psoriasis and eczema by targeted treatments has become reality.

Whereas topical therapies are the main stay in the first phases of psoriasis, systemic therapies become much more upfront, and dermatologists realise that psoriasis is, to a large extent, a systemic disease. It is the implementation of new biologics (three anti IL-17 molecules and three anti IL-23 molecules) together with the development of small molecules that revolutionises the treatment of p...

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