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Has any one taken the disease modifying drug (dmards) for their psoriatic arthritis?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Most patients need a
Psoriatic arthritis can be a very inflammatory disease.
We all want pain relief for our patients, but rheumatologists understand the need to reduce inflammation, because it portends coniued damge to joints, as well as much earlier cardiac disease. My personal favorites: sulfasalazine with methotrexate, the latter given sc. Some, albeit few, patients need tnf-alpha inhibitors.

In brief: Most patients need a
Psoriatic arthritis can be a very inflammatory disease.
We all want pain relief for our patients, but rheumatologists understand the need to reduce inflammation, because it portends coniued damge to joints, as well as much earlier cardiac disease. My personal favorites: sulfasalazine with methotrexate, the latter given sc. Some, albeit few, patients need tnf-alpha inhibitors.
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