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Ustekinumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis: an update

Authors Davari P, Leo M, Kamangar F, Fazel N

Received 14 May 2014

Accepted for publication 6 June 2014

Published 2 September 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 243—249


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Parastoo Davari, Michael S Leo, Faranak Kamangar, Nasim Fazel

Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

Abstract: Psoriatic arthritis occurs in 30% of psoriasis patients, and the treatment can be challenging in some patients. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration approved ustekinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody, for the management of psoriatic arthritis. In this article, we review large-scale randomized clinical trials addressing the efficacy and safety profile of ustekinumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

Keywords: psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ustekinumab

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