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[Derivatives of cholecalciferol in the treatment of psoriasis].


PMID 12774464

Abstract

The review of the literature is devoted to derivatives of calciferol (vitamin D3), representatives of a new group of antiproliferative drugs employed in psoriasis, ichthyosis, rheumatism and some neoplastic processes. Results are submitted of histo- and biochemical, physiological, and clinical trials of the synthetic derivative of vitamin D calcipotriol, a possibility of its combination with physiotheraputic modes of treatment is reported together with recently identified side effects. Novel analogues of the drug are listed, with their merits and demerits pointed out. The authors conclude that further studies are warranted into abnormalities of metabolism of calcium in psoriasis to develop efficacious modes of correction of dermatosis involving the use of representatives of the given group of medicinal agents.