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Psoriatic Arthritis And Blood Clots
I have 6 weekly blood tests (methotexate psoriatic arthritis) which often show elevated inflammation. Will this effect my organs?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Getting a full check up on 2/22/16 going fasting want to know if I'm not sick of anything else besides hypothyroid psoriatic arthritis blood work?done
Recently doc told me I have psoriatic arthritis. But all blood tests negative and never any swelling. Sounds reasonable?
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 arthritis or gout. Diagnosis tests may include: x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), rheumatoid factor (rf), or a joint fluid test. Rf is an antibody that's often present in the blood of people with rheumatoid arthritis, not usually psoriatic arthr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to get a tattoo while on methotrexate for psoriatic arthritis? Blood levels are all good. Only NSAID is 7.5 daily of Mobic.
Psoriatic arthritis: Hi Sharon, Psoriatic arthritis is under the umbrella of spondylo-arthritis. This group of arthritis has a genetic test for Human Leukocyte Antigen B27 (HLA B27). A positive test means HLA-B27 is present. About 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis test positive for HLA B27, therefore a negative test does not exclude the diagnosis. I hope that is helpful. Thank you, Nisha ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See details: The two major DMARDs for treating psoriatic arthritis are Methotrexate and the biologics such as Remicade, Enbrel and Humira among others. All are extremely effective, especially the biologics. All have potential side effects such as infection risk, reduced blood counts and liver disease. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & prescribed enbrel. How effective, in the long term, are these injections? Any downsides? Thank you!
Extremely effective: Tnf agents are extremely effective in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. It is surprising that the side effects were not reviewed with you prior to starting the med. The major risk is infection with other possible side effects being reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more
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