Psoriasis: Recommendations for azathioprine

  • There is no FDA-approved use for psoriasis  
  • Absolute
    • Allergy to azathioprine
    • Pregnancy or attempting pregnancy
    • Clinically significant active infection
  • Relative
    • Concurrent use of allopurinal
    • Prior treatment with cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil

Strength of Recommendation: C Level of Evidence: III

Navigate section 4 of the psoriasis guideline: Systemic agents

Citation note

When referencing this guideline in a publication, please use the following citation: Menter A, Korman NJ, Elmets CA, Feldman SR, Gelfand JM, Gordon KB, et al. Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: section 4. Guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with traditional systemic agents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Sep;61(3):451-85. 

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