Alefacept valuable against psoriatic arthritis

March 2, 2002

New Orleans - Results from a single-center pilot study indicatethat I.V. alefacept (Amevive), the human LFA3-IgG1 fusion protein, may safelyand effectively improve the skin and joint manifestations of psoriatic arthritis,researchers from the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, TheNetherlands, reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.