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PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Does psoriasis treatment affect PsA development?

The results of several retrospective studies have reported that systemic treatment in patients with psoriasis reduces the risk of incident psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Although encouraging from a prevention perspective, such studies are limited in their ability to provide a conclusive understanding of PsA risk, preventing a clear picture from emerging.

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to acknowledge C. Ritchlin, J. Scher, J. Gelfand and the PAMPA study group dedicated to investigating opportunities in the prevention of psoriatic arthritis.

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J.F.M. declares he is a consultant and/or investigator for Abbvie, Amgen, Biogen, BMS, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Leo Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharma and UCB. A.O. declares she has consulted for Abbvie, Amgen, BMS, Celgene, CorEvitas, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer and UCB and has received grants from Abbvie, Novartis and Pfizer to the University of Pennsylvania and Amgen to the Forward Databank. Her spouse has received royalties from Novartis.

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Merola, J.F., Ogdie, A. Does psoriasis treatment affect PsA development?. Nat Rev Rheumatol 17, 708–709 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41584-021-00706-y

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