Background: Blockage of tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα) is highly effective in rheumatic diseases, especially in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. Furthermore, TNFα antagonists have also been shown to significantly reduce psoriatic skin lesions.
Case reports: A series of nine patients with RA who were treated with different types of TNFα antagonists and who unexpectedly developed either a new onset or an exacerbation of psoriatic skin lesions are reported
- LEF, leflunomide
- MTX, methotrexate
- RA, rheumatoid arthritis
- TNFα, tumour necrosis factor α
- tumour necrosis factor antagonists
- side effects
- rheumatoid arthritis
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