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How effective is cyclosporine at treating psoriatic arthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

There have been a few small studies on using cyclosporine to treat psoriatic arthritis. They suggest some benefits for reducing symptoms and limiting joint damage. Cyclosporine is used less often for psoriatic arthritis than other rheumatoid arthritis drugs, such as methotrexate and sulfasalazine. 

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