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psoriatic arthritis with negative ra ana

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: All three disorders can co-exist in a given patient. However, the general principle is to find one diagnosis that can explain all of the findings.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Psoriatic vs rheumat: Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis (a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silv ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Less symetrical : Psoriatic arthritis comes in several forms. The main difference between RA and the type of psoriatic arthritis that is closest to rheumatoid is that ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Impossible to say: It depends on the severity of each disease. Psoriatic would be considered the most benign.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Enbrel (etanercept) does have value in other disorders so I have recommended its use in diseases not on your list.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes.: http://www.psoriasis.org/psoriatic-arthritis/diagnosis/tests-to-confirm
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Psoriatic Arthritis: No single test can confirm a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. But some types of tests can rule out other causes of joint pain, such as rheumatoid art ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience in 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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