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Synvisc 1 Injection Psoriatic Arthritis
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
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
Have taken my third humira injection but have flare up of psoriatic arthritis. What should I do is this normal?
My girlfriend has psoriatic arthritis, and has now been put onto anti tnf injections, will this cure her condition, or just ease it? Thanks in advance
Most patients need a: Psoriatic arthritis can be a very inflammatory disease. We all want pain relief for our patients, but rheumatologists understand the need to reduce inflammation, because it portends coniued damge to joints, as well as much earlier cardiac disease. My personal favorites: sulfasalazine with methotrexate, the latter given sc. Some, albeit few, patients need tnf-alpha inhibitors. ...Read more
I am a thirteen year old female with psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and recently been told that I have costochondritis. Is this all one disorder?
I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 1 year ago.I worry a bit about nodules. I get them for what seems like nothing. I don't only get them on joint areas, I get them everywhere. Is there any research that could possibly explain why this happens and wh
Which disease usually has the best prognosis: 1. SLE, 2. Rheumatoid arthritis, 3. Psoriasis or 4. Psoriatic Arthritis?
Impossible to say: It depends on the severity of each disease. Psoriatic would be considered the most benign. ...Read more
I have Psoriatic Arthritis, Raised ALT (57), Raised Creatinine (1.27). I think I have Metabolic Syndrome. What is the first line treatment for this?
Lifestyle: If you're taking methotrexate for the psoriatic arthritis, that may be the explanation. You're a 34 year old man and if you exercise, you're creatinine's fine -- when I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.8. Do this -- eat sensibly, trim down if you've got a waistline, and run several miles daily. Metabolic syndrome or no, it'd be a great thing to do -- and it's basic Rx. ...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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