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January 2024

The Risk Factors for Uveitis Among Psoriatic Arthritis Patients: A Population-based Cohort Study

Clin Rheumatol. 2023;43(3):1053–1061 doi: 10.1007/s10067-023-06834-y

Retrospective matched cohort study concludes that PsA is associated with increased risk of uveitis, with past uveitis and treatment with etanercept being independently associated with a higher risk of uveitis. Patients who developed uveitis were mainly treated with topical glucocorticoids.

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IL-6 stimulates intestinal epithelial proliferation and repair after injury

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 5;9(12):e114195. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114195. eCollection 2014.

IL-6 is an inflammatory cytokine known to contribute to a number of autoimmune diseases such as RA. Therapies targeting the soluble IL-6 receptor have now become effective treatments for RA. However, one unforeseen, yet rare, potential complication of anti-IL-6 therapy is bowel perforation. Yet within the intestine, IL-6 protects intestinal epithelial cells from apoptosis during prolonged inflammation.

The authors hypothesized that IL-6 may have beneficial properties in wound response/rep...

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