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What is psoriatic spondylitis?

What is psoriatic spondylitis?

Refer to answer: Psoriatic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and the spine and is one manifestation of psoriatic arthritis. The primary symptoms are chronic low back pain and stiffness. Hip involvement can also be seen. It is one form of what are known as spondyloarthropathies, which include anklylosing spondylitis, reactive arthrtis, arthritis with inflammatory bowel disease, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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


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Is there a link between over active bladder and ankolysing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis?

Is there a link between over active bladder and ankolysing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis?

Not known: Overactive bladder is an extremely common condition in multiparous and post menopausal women. There is no definite association known between psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and overactive bladder. The statistical chance of having oab with any other condition is therefore high. ...Read more

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Ok here goes. I am 34 years old and have arachnoiditis, fibromyalsia, psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. I stopped seeing all my doctors in 2013, (a?

Ok here goes. I am 34 years old and have arachnoiditis, fibromyalsia, psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. I stopped seeing all my doctors in 2013, (a?

Not a bad choice: The conmon root of all condtions are they are subjective and inflammatory with no cure, with one exception the psoriatic and spondylitis is responsive to enbrel (etanercept) may be worth a try ive seen remarkable results also recommend book by dr sarno Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion shouldn't be made with other viable diagnosis you autoimmune inflamatory artritis can cause myalgia occums razor ...Read more

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Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis. Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?

Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis. Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?

Prilosec effects?: Prilosec and Prevacid (lansoprazole) are proton pump inhibitors that reduce stomach acid production. They are used to treat heartburn, stomach inflammation and ulcers. Recently there have been some reports that long term usage could increase the risk of osteoporosis (decreased bone density). I am not familiar with the drug causing any of the problems you have, however. ...Read more

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How is ankylosing spondylitis differentiated from ddd? Have diagnosis of ddd&psoriatic arthritis. Leg weakness for years. New med for psa has eliminated. As?

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

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Greetings, I suffer from psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, & peripheral neuropathy. I've had spinal L5/S1 lumbar disectomy?

Greetings, I suffer from psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, & peripheral neuropathy. I've had spinal L5/S1 lumbar disectomy?

Your question is?: Uncertain about the reason you had the the dissectomy because Ankylosing spondylitis you can have a back pain related to that. We need to know more about your medications to decide what else you should be doing I would suggest you discuss this with your rheumatologist. Each of your issues new different therapy ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between amyloidosis, psoriatic arthritis, and spondilitis?

Is there any correlation between amyloidosis, psoriatic arthritis, and spondilitis?

Some: Hi micheleg1,
there is some evidence of the presence of amyloidosis in patients with psoriatic arthritis and, what I'm assuming you mean to be anklylosing spondylitis.
The clinical significance of this, however, remains unclear at this point. ...Read more

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Increased uptake on bone scan on left humerus, I suffer from psoriatic arthritis as well as ankylosing spondilitis. What does this mean?

In joint or not: If this is in either end of the humerus near or in the joint it could be due to your psoriatic spondyloarthropathy. If in the shaft and there is no injury it requires further investigation. ...Read more

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My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

Here are some. ..: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. To draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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What causes psoriasis?

What causes psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read more

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How is psoriasis treated?

Anti-inflammatories: Modulating anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and coal tar. Light therapy is also helpful for dermal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis transferable?

Is psoriasis transferable?

No: Psoriasis is not contagious, and can't be transferred from one person to another. ...Read more

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What are the psoriasis triggers?

Psoriasis Triggers: Psoriasis can be triggered by certain medications; by food and drink (alcoholic beverages are no-no's.) stress makes it worse. So stay calm. . ...Read more

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What are the causes of having psoriasis?

Unknown: It is a disease with more than just a skin abnormality. We know it is an "auto-immune" disease where the body is attacking itself and many treatments address this part of psoriasis.But bottom line is we do not know the cause. I'd suggest any auto-immune disease is worsened by stress. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of developing psoriasis?

POSSIBLY FEW: Psoriasis can be a difficult skin disease depending on its extensiveness on the body. One of the main problems is a patient's self confidence dealing with the disease. Arthritis can occur in 40 percent of patients with psoriasis. Skin lesions can get infected if open and bleeding or picked at for example. The good news is that there are now excellant treatments for the disease, . ...Read more

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Is there something in particular that causes psoriasis?

Is there something in particular that causes psoriasis?

Heredity: A genetic predisposition is what leads to the skin condition called psoriaisis. Certain drugs such as lithium can aggravate psoriaisis. In a few cases it can be associated with a strep throat or food allergy. These are triggers which worsen the psoriasis in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis genetical?

Psoriasis: Yes psoriasis can run in families but you can also get it without a family history. ...Read more

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Methatrexate for psoriasis?

Methatrexate for psoriasis?

Can be excellent: Can be an excellent drug, if the severity of the psoriasis requires it and with close monitoring for side effects. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis genetic?

Is psoriasis genetic?

Psoriasis Genetic: The current thinking it that is skips generations. ...Read more

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What's pustular psoriasis!?

What's pustular psoriasis!?

Rare Form: Pustular psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis that results in painful white (pus-filled) bumps on the hands and/or feet. It is very painful and debilitating often coexisting with painful swollen fingers/toes and symptoms of arthritis. It can be one of the most challenging forms of psoriasis to treat. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis always genetic?

Is psoriasis always genetic?

Psoriasis: Only people with the right genetic background can get psoriasis. But many patients have no known family members with psoriasis. It involves various genes, and some of them are not known yet. ...Read more

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What treatment for psoriasis?

What treatment for psoriasis?

There are many...: ...From topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many other options. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist and get a good evaluation and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you. ...Read more

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How do nails become psoriatic?

How do nails become psoriatic?

Psoriasis: At the time that psoriatic (pathological) change involves nail "root" (matrix), the nails would be psoriatic when they form and grow out. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of psoriasis?

How do I get rid of psoriasis?

Can't: You can't get rid of psoriasis, only control it. Dermatologists have many options in treating psoriasis including topicals, uv light, immunosuppresants, corticosteroids and most recently, biologics. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

NO, but. . .: Hiv patients can have psoriasis, but having psoriasis does not mean at all that the affected patient has hiv. I hope you understand that they can co-exist in the same patient but are not cause-effect related at all! ...Read more

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Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Lupus and psoriasis: Association of psoriasis with systemic and discoid is very uncommon though has occurred. If a suspicion for such is strong it requires thorough evaluation by an expert with clinical exam, blood studies and skin biopsy confirmation. It is important to differentiate as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) used for lupus can exacerbate psoriasis and steroids used in both diseases can relapse psoriasis at withdrawal. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

A defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, making it essentially ...Read more


Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more