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I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?
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
Does not prevent: Water therapy is a treatment for all types of arthritis but is not a cure. Also with psoriatic arthritis , i would be careful with water therapy. The water may have the potential to irritate the psoriasis. Talk to your dermatologist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will iowa medicaid cover remicade therapy for psoriatic arthritis? Is pre-authorization necessary?
See details: It needs to be precerted. Medicaid coverage varies from state to state. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
I have been diagnosis w/rheum and psoriatic arthritis, as well as fibromyalgia. I'm 37 will i always need meds never been in remission since diagnosis 4 yrs ago?
My leg/knee won't straighten. Have diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis but what can I do to get leg to work properly?
Need evaluation: Sometimes when the knee "locks" or cannot straighten out fully, it means that there may be a tear in the cartilage (meniscus) preventing the knee from straightening. See an orthopedist or a physiatrist ( rehab medicine specialist) and he/she should be able to help you with it. ...Read more
How is ankylosing spondylitis differentiated from ddd? Have diagnosis of ddd&psoriatic arthritis. Leg weakness for years. New med for psa has eliminated. As?
One is part of other: As is a inherited condition that results in calcification of the disk spaces throughout the spine. This gives the term "bamboo spine". This is a form of ddd. The leg weakness can come from canal or foraminal stenosis related to this. Ddd is a part of as. Imaging can help with the diagnosis and surgery is the last option. Surgery for ddd with as is more complicated. ...Read more
Mom diagnosis c hoshimotos/psoriatic arthritis/viral hepatitis/ acute myeloid leukemia. What is my risk of autoimmune disease/leukemia? My children's risk?
Altered Runx-1 gene: seems to be implicated in changing the susceptibilty to autoimmune disease and leukemia but is only 1 part of the puzzle and there appears to be other factors as well, so even if you get tested to see if you have the genetic alteration, that in itself does not mean you will get the diseases. I recommend a healthy life style with regular health exams. ...Read more
Can a skin biopsy showing psoriasisiform dermitis confirm a suspected case of psoriatic arthritis?
Not for sure: The doctor might choose to perform a skin biopsy in order to rule out other possible skin conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, or infections. With a skin biopsy, the doctor may order a series of lab tests to determine whether certain bacteria, viruses, or fungi are present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat psoriasis: Treating the psoriasis usually will help the inflammatory portion of the psoriatic arthritis. If you are still having trouble with the arthritis, there are many options for medicines that can decrease your body's inflammatory response which then will give you relief. See your doctor, and if you aren't getting adequate relief, consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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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