Rheumatology International

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 849–850 | Cite as

Abatacept as an option therapy in difficult to treat psoriatic arthritis

  • Francisco José Fernandes Vieira
  • Maria Roseli Monteiro CalladoEmail author
  • Walber Pinto Vieira
Letter to the Editor


Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is an inflammatory arthritis associated with cutaneous psoriasis. Treatment consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids at low doses and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. We relate a case of PA that after the fault of the handlings convecionais to sick we opted for an empiric treatment with Abatacept, based on the current knowledge on the physiopathology of PA and its low hepatotoxicity found in an animal model.


Psoriatic arthritis Abatacept 


Conflicts of interest statement

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco José Fernandes Vieira
    • 1
  • Maria Roseli Monteiro Callado
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Walber Pinto Vieira
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyFortaleza General HospitalFortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.FortalezaBrazil

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