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Adalimumab monotherapy in a patient with psoriatic arthritis associated with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis: a case report and literature review.


Adalimumab monotherapy in a patient with psoriatic arthritis associated with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis: a case report and literature review.

Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2012;5:13-7

Authors: Shimojima Y, Matsuda M, Ishii W, Ikeda S

Abstract
We report a patient with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who was successfully treated with adalimumab even while under hemodialysis therapy for associated chronic renal failure. Flow cytometry of circulating lymphocytes revealed an obvious decrease in both Th1 and Th17 cells after starting adalimumab. The latter returned to the pretreatment level in the course of adalimumab therapy, while the former did not. Adalimumab is a potent therapeutic option for PsA patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis, and Th1 in peripheral blood may reflect the disease activity.

PMID: 22399868 [PubMed - in process]

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