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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis: Introduction

Psoriatic Arthritis: This form of arthritis occurs in some patients with psoriasis, a common scaling skin disorder. Psoriatic arthritis often affects the joints at ... more about Psoriatic Arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the skin (psoriasis) and joints (arthritis). Psoriatic arthritis is said to be a seronegative spondyloarthropathy and therefore occurs more commonly in patients with tissue type HLA-B27. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Psoriatic Arthritis is available below.

Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Treatments are directed at reducing and controlling inflammation. NSAIDs such as diclofenac and naproxen are usually the first line medication
  • Other treatment options for this disease include joint injections with corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressants such as methotrexate or leflunomide
  • Tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors
  • more treatments...»

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Psoriatic Arthritis: Deaths

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Causes of Psoriatic Arthritis

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Psoriatic Arthritis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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Psoriatic Arthritis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Psoriatic Arthritis

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Clinical Trials for Psoriatic Arthritis

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Psoriatic Arthritis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Psoriatic Arthritis

This form of arthritis occurs in some patients with psoriasis, a common scaling skin disorder. Psoriatic arthritis often affects the joints at the ends of the fingers and is accompanied by changes in the fingernails and toenails. Some people also have spinal involvement. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Definitions of Psoriatic Arthritis:

A form of rheumatoid arthritis usually affecting fingers and toes and associated with psoriasis - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Psoriatic Arthritis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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