[2 years personal experience in anapsos treatment of psoriasis in various clinical forms]

Med Cutan Ibero Lat Am. 1983;11(1):65-72.
[Article in Spanish]


A personal experience on 495 patients affected by several forms of psoriasis and its answer to the treatment with anapsos (Polypodium Leucotomos Extract) is presented. The whitenings between 80% and 100% of the affected skin were achieved on 304 patients (61.41%); 46 patients whitened between 30% and 80% of their lesions, 15 obtained null results and only 11 had relapses. It is remarkable the high number of abandonments to treatment which came at 119 patients (24.04%) due to slowness of process and other reasons probably. The association with PUVA which shortens the treatment and gives other advantages is pointed out as positive. The average time of treatment was 6 months, and daily doses were from 80 mg. and 720 mg. depending on age, weight and treatment phase. Side effects appeared in two patients only: one with intense pruritus and the other one with gastric disturbances. In both cases, these side effects disappeared when the treatment was interrupted.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Glycosides / administration & dosage
  • Glycosides / adverse effects
  • Glycosides / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Psoriasis / drug therapy*
  • Psoriasis / pathology
  • Recurrence


  • Glycosides
  • anapsos