• Leonor Lopes Interna do Internato complementar de Dermatologia da Clínica Universitária de Dermatologia/ Resident of Dermatology and Venereology of Lisbon University
  • Ana Isabel Gouveia Interna do Internato complementar de Dermatologia da Clínica Universitária de Dermatologia/ Resident of Dermatology and Venereology of Lisbon University
  • Paulo Leal Filipe Professor de Dermatologia e Venereologia da Clínica Universitária de Dermatologia/Professor of Dermatology and Venereology of Lisbon University
Keywords: Fumarates, Psoriasis


Fumaric acid esters are licensed for the treatment of psoriasis in Germany, since 1994. They are effective, safe and economical when compared with other systemic therapies used in moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis. Fumarate esters have promising potential not only for the treatment of psoriasis but also for other less frequent dermatological conditions. The aim of this article is to review the mechanisms of action, indications and contraindications for this therapy.


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How to Cite
Lopes, L., Gouveia, A. I., & Leal Filipe, P. (2015). FUMARIC ACID ESTERS - A THERAPEUTIC OPTION IN PLAQUE PSORIASIS. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 73(3), 353-357. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.73.3.458
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