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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 208606, 3 pages
Case Report

Psoriatic Arthritis during Treatment with Bevacizumab for Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma

1Centre for the Study and Treatment of Psoriasis, Department of Clinical Dermatology, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute IRCCS, 00144 Rome, Italy
2Department of Neuroscience, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, 00144 Rome, Italy
3Radiodiagnostic Facility, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute IRCCS, 00144 Rome, Italy

Received 13 October 2012; Accepted 5 November 2012

Academic Editors: R. Cevik, M. Salazar-Paramo, and M. Soy

Copyright © 2012 D. Graceffa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Bevacizumab is a recombinant humanised monoclonal antibody directed against the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). The drug, alone or in combination with other anticancer agents, has been shown to be effective against several types of neoplasms. We report a case of a woman with a history of severe psoriasis who developed psoriatic arthritis during a course of bevacizumab, which was administered for a malignant glioma.