Treatment Strategies for Psoriatic Arthritis

Joint Bone Spine. 2018 Oct;85(5):537-544. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Nov 16.


The therapeutic management of psoriatic arthritis has seen major changes over the last few years, as illustrated by the recent updates of the GRAPPA and EULAR recommendations. These changes were driven by new studies establishing important benefits from early management and tight control of disease activity. The concepts underlying the treatment of psoriatic arthritis must be reappraised in the light of these new data. The objectives of this review are to discuss new concepts, to describe and assess the new drug classes introduced for psoriatic arthritis and, whenever possible, to define the specific indications of each class based on the rheumatic disease phenotype and presence of extraarticular manifestations.

Keywords: Biologics; Psoriatic arthritis; Spondyloarthritis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Antirheumatic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / diagnosis*
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / drug therapy*
  • Biological Products / pharmacology
  • Biological Products / therapeutic use*
  • Disease Management
  • Female
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Male
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Prognosis
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Biological Products
  • Glucocorticoids