Adalimumab and Psoriasis

My knee replacement was cancelled on the day of the operation last month due to a flare up of Psoriasis on my legs and feet and the surgeon was worried about infection.

After a dermatology appointment last week the suspicion is that this was most likely caused by the bi-weekly Adalimumab injections I have been taking for my Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Anyone else had any issues with Adalimumab as this is quite common apparently?

Cheers Rubikscubeboy


  • jamieA
    jamieA Member Posts: 605

    Hi @Rubikscubeboy

    I've not had the issues you’ve had. My psoriasis has actually disappeared since I’ve been on my Sulfasalazine/MTX/adalimumab cocktail. It had been reducing over the previous 15 years - I’ve had it for 50 years - before I was diagnosed with PsA, but it was persistent in my ears. It’s completely gone now - though it may well be coincidence.

  • silverfoxxxx
    silverfoxxxx Member Posts: 131


    I had this issue and have now been diagnosed as PSA, never had psoriasis before, unfortunately it is a relatively common side effect of biologicals, which is a shame as I was arthritis free for 2 1/2 years while injecting and now it’s worse than ever.