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.