"Anti-Inflammatory Rx May Ease Psoriatic Arthritis"

Psoriatic arthritis treatment shows promise in reducing tenderness and swollenness

(dailyRx News) About 15 percent of psoriasis patients get arthritic inflammation that may cause joint pain, according to the American College of Rheumatology. A new therapy, however, may bring some relief.

Characterized by red and white scaly patches on the skin, psoriasis develops when the immune system pushes into overdrive. Sometimes the immune system attacks the joints as well as the skin, triggering inflammation that can be painful and make it difficult to use hands, stand or walk.

Recent research has shown that a novel medication called brodalumab alleviates symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (such as severe tenderness in the fingers and toes) and improves skin condition.

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