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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 216-218

Using etanercept to maintain remission of psoriatic arthritis during pregnancy


1 Department of medicine, College of Medicine, Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Asir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim A Al-Homood
College of Medicine, Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, P.O. Box: 75227, Riyadh 11578
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.142582

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In recent years, biological drugs have been widely administered to treat rheumatic diseases including psoriatic arthritis (PsA). However, the safety of these drugs has not been adequately established in pregnancy. We report a case of a pregnant PsA patient treated with etanercept, an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) agent. She continued to receive etanercept treatment during pregnancy without any complications, finally giving successful birth to a baby girl at 39 weeks. This suggests that etanercept may be selected to treat PsA patients with active arthritis who desire pregnancy with lower risks.


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