Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that often occurs with psoriasis of the skin. Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes red patches on the body. About 1 in 20 people with psoriasis will develop arthritis with the skin condition. In most cases, psoriasis comes before the arthritis.
Programs + Services
The Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers comprehensive evaluation, consultation and management of arthritis and rheumatic disease.
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Research + Clinical Trials
This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of the study drug ABT-494 as compared to a current FDA-approved drug, adalimumab, as well as a placebo. ABT-494 aims to inhibit the JAK1, which is partially responsible for inflammation associated with psoriatic arthritis. Although ABT-494 is not FDA approved, it has seen success in the first 2 phases of trials.
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