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Nail findings distinguish between psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

10:22 EDT 30 Jun 2017 | Healio

Nail findings distinguished patients with psoriatic arthritis from those with psoriasis without arthritis, with transverse grooves being a significant factor, according to recently published study results in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis between July 2003 and February 2015 at the dermatology department of St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo of 118 patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA; mean age at first visit, 47.7 years; 46.6% female) and 974 patients with psoriasis and without arthritis (mean age at first visit, 50.9 years; 36.2% female).

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