Handbook of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis by Richard Warren, Alan Menter

By Richard Warren, Alan Menter

This concise guide appears to be like at psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as separate yet usually similar stipulations, concentrating on a historical past round the symptoms, reminiscent of sickness evaluation and epidemiology; happening to examine the etiology and immunopathogenesis of every indication; taking a look at the scientific presentation and analysis; prior to concentrating on the present and rising treatments, together with a short part at the problems with caliber of lifestyles and comorbidities linked to those symptoms. ​

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1 Grading psoriatic nails using the National Psoriasis Severity Index. NAPSI, Nail Psoriasis Severity Index. Adapted from © American Academy of Dermatology, 2003. All rights reserved. Rich et al [6]. 34 • HAN D B O O K O F P S O R I A S IS A N D P S O RIAT IC AR T H RIT IS consequence, these tests are generally not as helpful as biomarkers of disease activity in PsA as they are in RA. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 positivity may be seen in patients with PsA. It is more common in those with axial disease and occurs less frequently in patients with strictly peripheral disease (although it is still more common than in the general population) [9].

It may be easily performed with the patient sitting in the exam room rather than lying down on an exam table, and it does not require that they remove their shoes (although examination of the feet is still important for patients who report lower extremity symptoms). It should be remembered that the standard 28 joint count used in disease activity scores does not include the DIP joints, which may be involved in PsA and should be assessed separately. 1B). 1 Surgeons removing a left ovarian mass from a patient.

Diagnosis of axial disease is generally made on the basis of the patient’s medical history, with pain and morning stiffness being the primary associated findings. Tenderness can be elicited but other physical signs are extremely difficult to assess. As with enthesitis, outcomes developed for use in AS, although not specifically validated for this disease, have been applied to axial PsA. In particular, mobility measurements used in AS may be helpful for monitoring axial disease in PsA. 2). The Schober test is performed by marking one line between the posterior superior iliac spines and a second line 10 cm above this on an individual standing erect The patient is then asked to bend forward and the distance between the two lines is measured again; with normal lumbar flexion, the distance between the two marks should extend to approximately 15 cm as the skin stretches over the spine.

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