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We highlight the case of an adolescent who developed psoriasis after starting anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment for extending oligo-articular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The patient, a 13-year-old girl, first presented at 18 months of age with arthritis of both knees and the left ankle. Her initial treatment consisted of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs alone, but the pain, swelling and stiffness continued. Intra-articular and oral steroids led to improvement, but not a complete resolution of her symptoms. Uveitis was detected at an early stage and managed with topical steroid drops.
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