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AbbVie Dermatology

AbbVie is committed to the pursuit of innovation to give dermatology patients the opportunity to feel free in their own skin.

A legacy of innovation

We’re focused on delivering treatments in areas of high unmet medical need and where current treatment options do not meet patient expectations.

Learn more about our dermatology focus areas:

Psoriasis (PsO)

This chronic disease of the immune system triggers skin inflammation and causes skin cells to be produced faster than normal, forming the thick, red, itchy, flaky patches known as plaques.

Atopic dermatitis (AD)

A chronic inflammatory skin disease that is characterized by intense itching, oozing and crusting, redness, skin erosion and dry skin.

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)

A chronic, inflammatory disease that can be distinguished by lesions, nodules and abscesses on the skin, particularly where oil and sweat glands are located or where skin rubs together.

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)

A type of inflammatory arthritis that triggers joint pain, stiffness and swelling. About 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis.

Pioneers in science

Targeted treatments

We’ve expanded our research as we aim to help even more patients living with immune-mediated diseases.

Partnered with a purpose

Together with patients, we strive to improve care for those living with psoriasis by dermatological conditions equipping them with tools to feel empowered to have clear and informed conversations with their doctor.

New pathways

Our experience in immunology paired with an innate hunger for exploration drives our cutting-edge research across disease areas as we work to discover promising new pathways and targets.

Watch: Lianne’s Psoriasis Story – One Patient’s Journey to Confidence

Psoriasis used to stop Lianne. Now, sharing her story has given her confidence, connected her with others and inspired them to speak up, too. Watch Lianne’s story.

Lianne’s Psoriasis Story

How can one person make a difference? Psoriasis patient Lianne discusses her journey to confidence in her skin and how that influence has helped others.

Key pathways


A cytokine that contributes to the induction and maintenance of the inflammatory immune response.

An enzyme partially responsible for signaling part of the immune system and is responsible for activation of immune cells involved in autoimmune disorders.

A key protein involved in skin inflammation which has been linked to an overactive immune system.

A protein that regulates the production of other key pro-inflammatory proteins.

Learn more about how we are moving science forward.


Committed to dermatology

More than itchy skin: Breaking down the complexities of atopic dermatitis

Most people have heard of eczema, but what about atopic dermatitis? Symptoms of this complex condition go far beyond itchy skin.

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