Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Sequential, Multiple Anti-TNF-α Agents: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Valentina Cestelli
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children and Adults
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Via del Pozzo n°71, 41124 Modena, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 11, 2013; Accepted date: September 30, 2013; Published date: October 07, 2013
Citation: Cestelli V, Sandri G, Liardo EV, Sacchi S, Mascia MT (2013) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Sequential, Multiple Anti-TNF-a Agents: A Case Report. Rheumatology 3:123. doi: 10.4172/2161-1149.1000123
Copyright: © 2013 Cestelli V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Data obtained by large observational studies and meta-analysis indicate the absence of an increased risk of lymphoma related to therapy with anti-TNF-α, but there is limited information in literature about the safety of sequential, multiple biological agents therapy for a time longer than three years. We hereby present a case of psoriatic arthritis developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma after a six-year history of poorly effective therapy with different anti-TNF-α.