AMSTERDAM—Molecular signatures in synovial tissue that can be gathered through biopsies are a largely untapped resource that could help guide treatment for rheumatic conditions, an expert said at the EULAR: Annual European Congress of Rheumatology.
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“I’m convinced that looking into synovial tissue provides us with tools to not only understand mechanisms of disease in rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, [but] it might also give us a tool to make a clinical decision,” said Bernard Lauwerys, MD, PhD, professor of rheumatology at Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels.
In a session on emerging biomarkers in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Dr. Lauwerys said not much data has been amassed through molecular examination of synovial tissue in the disease. But insights into rheumatoid arthritis (RA) offer encouragement for what could emerge.