Psoriatic arthritis : A permanent challenge for rheumatologists and patients - Part 1: epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical course.
Summary of "Psoriatic arthritis : A permanent challenge for rheumatologists and patients - Part 1: epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical course."
Psoriatic arthritis is still one of the big challenges in rheumatology due to the great variety of symptoms. Treatment frequently requires an interdisciplinary collaboration of general practitioners, dermatologists and rheumatologists who are able to recognize the onset of disease early by means of classification criteria and new imaging techniques followed by the implementation of appropriate antirheumatic treatment. During recent years new immunological pathways have been discovered leading to an increasing number of potential therapies, which increases the chance to find effective individualized treatment. However, tracking back the onset of the disease to specific causes is still a challenge which is made even more complex due to the absence of specific serum parameters.
Medizinische Klinik III (Rheumatologie & Immunologie), Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Ulmenweg 18, 91054, Erlangen, Deutschland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21912984
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00393-011-0860-0
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A type of inflammatory arthritis associated with PSORIASIS, often involving the axial joints and the peripheral terminal interphalangeal joints. It is characterized by the presence of HLA-B27-associated SPONDYLARTHROPATHY, and the absence of rheumatoid factor.
Heterogeneous group of arthritic diseases sharing clinical and radiologic features. They are associated with the HLA-B27 ANTIGEN and some with a triggering infection. Most involve the axial joints in the SPINE, particularly the SACROILIAC JOINT, but can also involve asymmetric peripheral joints. Subsets include ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS; REACTIVE ARTHRITIS; PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS; and others.
A rare, benign rheumatologic disorder or syndrome characterized by hyperostosis and soft tissue ossification between the clavicles and the anterior part of the upper ribs. It is often associated with the dermatologic disorder palmoplantar pustulosis, particularly in Japan. Careful diagnosis is required to distinguish it from psoriatic arthritis, OSTEITIS DEFORMANS, and other diseases. Spondylitis of pustulosis palmaris et plantaris is one of the possible causes; also, evidence suggests one origin may be bone infection. Bone imaging is especially useful for diagnosis. It was originally described by Sonozaki in 1974.
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