Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

by Dafna D. Gladman, Vinod Chandran, Cheryl Rosen
     
 

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Over the past 30 years, there has been increasing recognition of psoriatic arthritis as a distinct clinical entity. Psoriatic arthritis occurs mostly in patients with psoriasis and may affect up to 1% of the general population. It has many similarities to other forms of spondyloarthritis, and must be differentiated from related conditions. Given that most patients

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Over the past 30 years, there has been increasing recognition of psoriatic arthritis as a distinct clinical entity. Psoriatic arthritis occurs mostly in patients with psoriasis and may affect up to 1% of the general population. It has many similarities to other forms of spondyloarthritis, and must be differentiated from related conditions. Given that most patients with psoriatic arthritis have skin and musculoskeletal diseases that significantly affect their quality of life and function, patients are ideally managed in a multidisciplinary clinic with rheumatologists, dermatologists and a nurse specialist, physical therapist and occupational therapist.
Psoriatic Arthritis covers the epidemiology and diagnostic and classification criteria, describing the clinical features of the disease, including skin and nail involvement, articular, and other extra-articular manifestations. Laboratory features and imaging characteristics are covered in detail, along with co-morbidities and their impact. A comprehensive review of skin disease therapy is also provided, along with the various treatment options for joint disease, including traditional disease modifying therapy and newer biologic agents . This comprehensive yet concise and practical volume is the perfect guide to psoriatic arthritis for the busy practitioner, and will be of interest to trainees and specialists in rheumatology and dermatology.

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Reviewer: Eun Joo Park, MD (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This book is full of up-to-date information about and insights into psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Purpose: Psoriatic arthritis is a more prevalent disease than we think, and there have been few studies and books about it. The authors try to remedy that with this book.
Audience: This book is written for students, trainees, and practitioners in rheumatology and dermatology.
Features: This book addresses epidemiology, new diagnostic and classification criteria, clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, assessment of disease activity, and therapies, in addition to well-known comorbidities which clinicians should keep in mind. Because the authors focused on arthritis, readers who want to know more about psoriasis, per se, may feel there is a shortage of pictures.
Assessment: Although it might look small at first glance, this book deals with every aspect of psoriatic arthritis in detail, with a lot of information about recent clinical studies. Because it hasn't been long since psoriatic arthritis has been recognized as a distinct clinical entity, and a lot of studies are currently ongoing, it would be worth it to keep an eye on upcoming studies of this disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199231225
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Dafna Gladman, Psoriatic Arthritis Program, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada,Cheryl F. Rosen, Psoriatic Arthritis Program, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada,Vinod Chandran, Psoriatic Arthritis Program, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada

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