Three patients with psoriatic arthritis who did not respond to nonsteroidal analgetics were treated with 6-mercaptopurine. Remissions lasting 6-24 months were achieved in all cases. Cessation of therapy resulted in exacerbation of symptoms in two of the cases. In view of the low incidence of side effects, 6-mercaptopurine seems to have a place in the treatment of selected cases of psoriatic arthritis.
|State||Published - 1979|