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Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is most the likely one. Usually Systemic Sclerosis and/or limited Scleroderma is not characterized by arthritis like you desc ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Almost the same: Many people with psoriatic arthritiw have back problems similar to classic ankylosing spondylitis. The meds used for these are the same and include su ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Gustafson
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Listen : To your rheumatologist. There are many tests that are generalizable to inflammatory disorders. A rheumatologist will know best how to interpret these ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No cure.: However, virtually completely remmitable. Old drugs, sulfasalazine, steroids, cyclophosphamide, and the new tnf-alpha inhibitors-enbrel, humira, (ada ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Psoriatic arthitis: Usually multiple symptoms are present including joint swelling, pain, psoriatic skin lesions, nail changes, etc. Look at www.Psoriasis.Org to get m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Inflammation: In some people with psoriasis they develop inflammation of joints. Itvcan. Involve.The spine as well as smaller joints in hands- and feet. Milder case ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Seek rheumatologist: There are many very effective therapies for psoriatic arthritis but they must be administered and followed closely by a physician familiar with the th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: While it is more common for women to have psoriatic arthriits, as in many forms of autoimmune disease, men are very commonly affected as well in fact ... Read More
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