Psoriasis drug Raptiva linked to a deadly brain infection

Sat, Feb 28, 2009


Psoriasis is a non-contagious auto-immune disease of skin and joints. The disease can be localised to just a few patches on parts of body or affect the body as a whole. Because of its chronic nature, Psoriasis is tough to deal with. Skin accumulates and gives a silvery-white appearance at the affected sites,which are called Psoriasis plaques.

One of the drugs used in treatment of Psoriasis is Raptiva.It erases the red and scaly patches caused by the disease by “cooling down” the patient’s immune system. Recently a study of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) showed the drug Raptiva is linked to a rare brain infection called Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or PML. PML is a rare and fatal viral disease of inflammation in white matter of the brain at multiple locations. FDA has warned that using Raptiva can cause PML in the patient.

If you or someone you know who was suffering from psoriasis used raptiva and got affected by Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, you can use some professional advice from attorneys at “Mark and Associates, P.C.”. Mark and Associates are representing people/patients who got sick of PML while getting treated with Raptiva for Psoriasis.

You can read more about side effects of Raptiva on these sites: and


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