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Psoriatic Arthritis

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Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get them on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body.

Some people with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. It is often mild, but can sometimes be serious and affect many joints. The joint and skin problems don't always happen at the same time.

Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose psoriatic arthritis. There is no cure, but medicines can help control inflammation and pain. In rare cases, you might need surgery to repair or replace damaged joints.

Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

The following features are indicative of Psoriatic Arthritis:
  • swollen fingers
  • swollen toes
  • foot pain
  • lower back pain
  • stiffness
  • burning
  • pain
  • skin changes
  • nail pattern changes
References: 1, 2

Common Causes of Psoriatic Arthritis

The following are the most common causes of Psoriatic Arthritis:
  • genetic factors
  • environmental factors
References: 2

Risk Factors of Psoriatic Arthritis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Psoriatic Arthritis:
  • psoriasis
  • family history
  • age

Prevention of Psoriatic Arthritis

No, it is not possible to prevent Psoriatic Arthritis.
  • genetic factors
References: 3

Occurrence of Psoriatic Arthritis

Degree of Occurrence

The following are number of Psoriatic Arthritis cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Psoriatic Arthritis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 35-50 years

Common Gender

Psoriatic Arthritis most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Not gender specific
References: 3

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Psoriatic Arthritis:
  • X-rays: To pinpoint changes in the joints that occur in psoriatic arthritis but not in other arthritic conditions
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): To produce very detailed images of both hard and soft tissues in body
  • Rheumatoid factor (RF): To distinguish between rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Joint fluid test: To distinguish between gout and psoriatic arthritis
References: 3, 4

Doctor for Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis:
  • Rheumatologist

Complications of Psoriatic Arthritis if Untreated

Yes, Psoriatic Arthritis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Psoriatic Arthritis is left untreated:
  • arthritis mutilans
  • permanent deformity
  • permanent disability
  • conjunctivitis
  • uveitis
  • cardiovascular disease
References: 2

Procedures for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

The following procedures are used to treat Psoriatic Arthritis:
  • Joint replacement surgery: To replace severely damaged joints due to psoriatic arthritis with artificial prostheses made of metal and plastic
References: 5

Self-care for Psoriatic Arthritis

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Psoriatic Arthritis:
  • Healthy weight: Helps placing less strain on joints, leading to reduced pain and increased energy and mobility
  • Maintain joints: Helps to prevent worsening of condition
  • Exercise: Helps to keep joints flexible and muscles strong
References: 6

Patient Support for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

The following actions may help Psoriatic Arthritis patients:
  • Family and friends support: Provides emotional support for patients facing the physical and psychological challenges of psoriatic arthritis
  • Counselor: Helps reducing stress levels
References: 6

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News and Updates

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Friday, January 12, 2018 -- A cohort study was conducted to determine the long-term outcomes especially of cardiovascular and kidney diseases in patients with psoriatic arthritis with comorbid hyperuricemia.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -- There is a higher risk for liver disease in patients with inflammatory disorders.

Monday, January 08, 2018 -- The FDA has approved tofacitinib and tofacitinib extended release to treat active psoriatic arthritis.

Thursday, January 04, 2018 -- Investigators compared composite scores defining low disease activity state or remission in an existing real-life data set of patients with PsA.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 -- Disease severity and activity in psoriatic arthritis may predict coronary plaque burden better than traditional risk factors.

Demographic Information - Psoriatic Arthritis

Following is the demographic information reported by website visitors for Psoriatic Arthritis. Information below may include patient demographics as well as data for website visitors who might be researching on behalf of patients e.g. parents for small children. The data below may or may not be reflective of the complete patient population demographics for this medicine/health topic.
Gender
3 out of 5 users are male.
Users Percentile
Female2
Male3
Other0
Participants: 5
Age
The most common user is 21-30 years old.
Users Percentile
< 210
21-301
30-400
40-500
50+1
Participants: 2
Marital Status
No data has been collected for this survey
Disease
Users most commonly suffer from Angina.
Users Percentile
Angina1
Metabolic syndrome1
Participants: 2
Body Weight
3 out of 4 users report that they are overweight.
Users Percentile
Overweight3
Not overweight1
Participants: 4
Smoking Habit
4 out of 5 users report that they do not smoke.
Users Percentile
Smoke1
Do not smoke4
Participants: 5
Alcohol Consumption Frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
Users Percentile
Never2
One drink a day0
Two drinks a day0
More than two drinks a day1
Once a week0
Twice a week1
Once a month0
Participants: 4
Well-being
4 out of 6 users report that they had significant pain in the last 3 months.
Users Percentile
Significant pain in the last 3 months4
No significant pain in the last 3 months2
Participants: 6
Profession
Family business is the most common profession reported by users.
Users Percentile
Family business1
Accountant1
House Maker1
Participants: 3
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Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Users Percentile
Once a week1
Twice a week1
Five times a week0
Everyday0
Participants: 2
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References

  1. MedlinePlus Psoriatic arthritis - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  2. Mayo Clinic Psoriasis - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia Psoriatic arthritis - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  4. Mayo Clinic Psoriasis - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  5. Mayo Clinic Psoriasis - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  6. Mayo Clinic Psoriasis - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
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This page was last updated on 1/13/2018.
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