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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Common!: Perphaps 20-30% of psoriasis patients develop arthritis. So having a strong family history for both psoriasis and arthritis are very important rheuma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Multiple meds. Check with rheumatologist what is appropriate.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
See your doctor.: A rheumatology referral may be necessary, but a nsaid, with sulfasalazine and Methotrexate given once weekly are my first treatments. The biologics w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Auto-immune tests: Many forms of arthritis, are auto-immune disorders, where the body mistakenly form antibodies against it's own cells or parts of the cell, such as the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Joint pain: Pain, redness and swelling of the smaller joints.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psoriatic Arthritis: There are multiple treatments for psoriatic arthritis to control symptoms. It has also been associated with higher rates in smokers. Stop smoking if y ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PsA: Tender, swollen and/or stiff joints red, itchy, flaky skin swollen and tender entheses (where muscle or ligament attaches to bone) pain and stiffne ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
Need military lawyer: So from what i understand, psoriatic arthritis is under dc 5009, which is based off of dc 5002. In layman's terms, it depends on disease activity and ... Read More
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