Biologics may stave off arthritis in people with psoriasis: study

Patients with risk factors for psoriatic arthritis might benefit from starting the agents early, the researchers say

People with psoriasis who are treated with biologics are at reduced risk of incident psoriatic arthritis compared with those on conventional drugs, Israeli researchers say.

Hand of a patient with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

The authors, including a dermatologist and a rheumatologist, believe their paper is the first to demonstrate such an effect.

In the retrospective cohort study, using electronic records from Israel’s second-largest health provider, 663 patients with psoriasis being treated with