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Keywords:

  • deep vein thrombosis;
  • etanercept;
  • lung cancer

Abstract

We describe a case of a patient with severe generalized psoriasis treated with etanercept, who developed deep vein thrombosis and 1 year later developed solid lung cancer. Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapies have been a powerful addition to the therapy of psoriasis; nevertheless, the treatment might be associated with adverse events, such as venous thromboembolism or malignancies. Available data regarding these specific adverse reactions are rather conflictive; therefore, more observational studies and registry reports for long-term risk assessment are needed.