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Personalized medicine — a new reality in psoriatic arthritis?

Some patients with psoriatic arthritis are refractive to one biologic therapy but not to others, and a strategy for selecting the right therapy for each patient is needed. The findings of a new study highlight the potential benefit of stratifying patients by their immunophenotype to select the optimal biologic to use.

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Fig. 1: Immunophenotyping strategy for precision medicine.

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H.A.-M. is funded as a National Institute for Health Research clinical lecturer and Oxford-UCB prize fellow. L.C.C is funded by a National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist award. The work of the authors is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the UK Department of Health.

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Al-Mossawi, H., Coates, L.C. Personalized medicine — a new reality in psoriatic arthritis?. Nat Rev Rheumatol 14, 449–451 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41584-018-0043-3

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