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How effective is leflunomide at treating psoriatic arthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

There has been very little research on using leflunomide to treat psoriatic arthritis. Small studies suggest it may be somewhat effective for reducing joint symptoms. It is not recommended for treatment of psoriatic arthritis that involves the spine or sacroiliac joints. 

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