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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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  •  Surgical
  •  Gerontology
  •  Cardiovascular Medicine
  •  Cardiology
  •  Neonatology
  •  Family Medicine and Public Health
  •  Hematology
  •  Nutrition and Dietetics


Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2021;5(1):1226.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1226

The Administration of Tocilizumab to a COVID-19 Patient with Psoriasis Vulgaris – A Case Report

Marija Branković, Igor Jovanović , Tijana Radonjić , Ilija Bukurecki and Marija Zdravković

University Hospital Medical Center Bezanijska Kosa, Serbia University of Belgrade, Serbia

*Correspondance to: Marija Branković 

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A case of male patient admitted to a hospital with bilateral pneumonia caused by COVID-19 is presented. It was found on admission that the patient had had psoriasis vulgaris; the patient had no therapy for six years and he had no regular checkups. Due to progression and high CT scan severity score and elevated serum IL-6, the decision was made to administer the patient tocilizumab. Upon administration, psoriatic lesions were in retreat. Even though there are some reports describing tocilizumab induced psoriasis, some studies have demonstrated a high level of IL-6 in psoriatic plaques. Therefore, therapies that disrupt IL-6 signaling could be a treatment option for psoriasis.


Covid-19; Covid; Corona Virus; Coronavirus disease 2019

Cite the Article:

Branković M, Jovanović I, Radonjić T, Bukurecki I, Zdravković M. The Administration of Tocilizumab to a COVID-19 Patient with Psoriasis Vulgaris – A Case Report. Clin Case Rep Int. 2021; 5: 1226..

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