What are the basic differences in symptoms and clinical menifestations between Psoriatic arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis?

Less symetrical . Psoriatic arthritis comes in several forms. The main difference between RA and the type of psoriatic arthritis that is closest to rheumatoid is that psoriatic is less symetrical. Psoriatic is also associated with nail changes, more tendinitis problems, and psoriasis. It is very rare for RA to affect DIP (joints at end of finger). Psoriatic will affect these. There are many other small diff.

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What is the difference between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

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 silvery scales). Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Read more...
Different types . Although they are both called arthritis, they are two very different types. Each one has different causes and different manifestations. There can be certain similarities of therapy. We need to define each one because our clinical program, our clinical evaluation, and our therapy can differ. They have different types of immunologic processes involved in each of these. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Read more...

What drugs block the immune response and are used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis?

Many anti cancer- -drugs, especially immunosuppressive drugs. Immuran is common. Ur rheumatologist who knows Ur specific case can best answer this. Many times a cocktail of drugs R used in recalcitrant cases. . Read more...
Immunosuppresants -- are the class of drugs. A rheumatologist would probably provide you specifics if you need that Info.. Read more...

Can having rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis affect HIV or RPR testing?

Depends on test type. Presence of rheumatoid factor in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and/or psoriasis may interfere with antibody tests. HIV nucleic acid test would not be affected. The issue with RPR could be resolved with a different test for treponemal antibody. Read more...

52/f severe left shlder, left arm & neck pain. Have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid & psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis & deg disc disease, help!

Multiple . Your pain is likely coming from you neck (cervical spine) as well as your left shoulder. The conditions described above can affect the joints & the spine. Discussing your situation with a rheumatologist and an orthopedic surgeon is a recommended. Ideally they would discuss your situation & decide if the combination of surgery, injections and anti-rheumatics are best for you. Read more...
Impossible. No one person can have all of the arthritic disorders that you claim to have. See a rheumatologist. Read more...