BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Prevalence of Past and Reactivated Viral Infections and Efficacy of Cyclosporine A as Monotherapy or in Combination in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis—Synergy Study: A Longitudinal Observational Study

Table 3

Description of patients with acute viral seropositivity.

BasalNumber of patients who developed a virus-correlated diseaseTreatment of viral seropositivitySystemic treatment of psoriatic arthritis during the study

HCV RNA (n = 17)7 pos0No 5 CsA; 1 CsA + steroid + methotrexate; 1 CsA + biologic
HBsAg (n = 188)6 pos01 pt (lamivudine)3 CsA; 2 CsA + MTX; 1 CsA + steroid + MTX
HSV-1 IgM (n = 115)3 pos0No 1 CsA; 1 CsA + steroid; 1 CsA + steroid + MTX
HSV-2 IgM (n = 114)3 pos0No 1 CsA; 1 CsA + steroid; 1 CsA + steroid + MTX
HHV-6 DNA (n = 12)10 pos0No 7 CsA; 3 CsA + biologic
EBV IgM (n = 99)1 pos0No 1 CsA + steroid + biologic
Parvovirus B59 IgM (n = 12)1 pos0No 1 CsA

CsA: cyclosporine A; MTX: methotrexate.