Chrysotherapy in psoriatic arthritis. Efficacy and toxicity compared to rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis Rheum. 1978 Jun;21(5):513-5. doi: 10.1002/art.1780210504.


Chrysotherapy was given to 14 patients with refractory psoriatic polyarthritis and to a comparable group of 42 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The psoriatic patients had a higher rate of remission on gold and less severe toxicity than the rheumatoid arthritis patients. Psoriatic skin lesions were not affected by chrysotherapy.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis / complications
  • Arthritis / drug therapy*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / drug therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Female
  • Gold Sodium Thiomalate / adverse effects
  • Gold Sodium Thiomalate / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psoriasis / complications*


  • Gold Sodium Thiomalate