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What is Psoriatic arthritis

A 43-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Psoriatic arthritis: Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Psoriatic arthritis: Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein tha ... Read More
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Many good options: There are highly effective treatments. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Simponi, Cimzia or Stelara (ustekinumab ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many: See a rheumatologist to discuss the options. There are many injectable biologicals and other medicines available. You would need to discuss with your ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Several Possible: Methotrexate and sulfasalazine are effective treatment options. Additional options are biologic dmards , which are tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psoriatic Arthritis: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/psoriatic-arthritis/ds00476/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 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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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Psoriatic arthritis : Non immunosuppressive treatment - warm compress , ice packs , PUVA - NSAIDs - joint replacement
A 37-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 43-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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