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New Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis Reduces Pain & Swelling

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

psoriatic arthritis A study published online today in the journal The Lancet found a reduction in the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis and an associated decrease in the number and size of skin lesions with the use of a drug called ustekinumab. Lead author and chairperson of the Department of Dermatology at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Alice Gottlieb, MD said “This is a positive development for patients living with the joint pain and swelling that characterizes the disease, even as more research is needed to further test the efficacy of this treatment in psoriatic arthritis.” Continue Reading »

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