Category Archives: Journal Club #10: Secukinumab (IL-17A blockage) in Psoriatic Arthritis

Secukinumab (IL-17A blockage) in Psoriatic Arthritis


Greetings rheumatology friends! The next session of #RheumJC will be Thursday, May 5, 2016, where we will be discussing secukinumab, an anti-interleukin–17A monoclonal antibody that was recently FDA approved for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. The article we’ll be discussing was published in October 2015 in the New England Journal of Medicine and is titled Secukinumab Inhibition of Interleukin–17A in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis. We again expect a lively discussion about this new treatment option.

This article is open access and can found at this link:

A direct link to the PDF is available here:

We will again have two one-hour sessions, the first at 9pm GMT (4pm EST) and the second at 3am GMT (10pm EST).

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