Case Report

Multiple Widespread Warts due to Etanercept Treatment in a Psoriatic Patient: A Case Report*

  • Erol Koç
  • Mustafa Tunca
  • Ercan Arda
  • Ahmet Akar
  • Zafer Kurumlu
  • Murat Demiriz

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2008;2(1):0-0


Herein we described a 39 year-old-man with psoriasis who developed multiple widespread warts during etanercept treatment. Although cutaneous viral infections such as herpes simplex, herpes zoster or varicella, related to etanercept has been described as a rare adverse events from clinical trials data, wart or verrucae was not reported before for except one case. Only one case with verrucae related to etanercept was reported before to our knowledge. Multiple warts was developed in our patient after 5th dosing etanercept, so it seems to be an adverse reaction related to etanercept. Dermatologists should be aware of this potentially adverse event in patients treated with etanercept.

Keywords: etanercept, psoriasis, wart, treatment, adverse event