New PDF release: Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis

By Dafna D. Gladman (auth.), P. J. Mease MED (RHUUH), P. S. Helliwell DM, PhD, FRCP (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1846288967

ISBN-13: 9781846288968

ISBN-10: 1846288975

ISBN-13: 9781846288975

Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis

Eds. Mease and Helliwell

A visible advisor to the complicated and inter-related ailments of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis, this quantity includes greater than a hundred and fifty photos spanning a large spectrum of adaptations of the illness. every one bankruptcy contains an introductory evaluate, in addition to a chain of correct photos and tables during which the main details on each one subject is printed. The content material is complete and authoritative, that includes contributions from top specialists who chart the ailments from prognosis via to medical remedy.

This ebook comprises an expansive yet uncomplicated to digest precis of the topic, that includes up to date dialogue by means of popular box practitioners at the following areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Aetiology and pathogenesis
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Paediatric psoriatic arthritis
  • Imaging
  • Skin disease
  • Management of psoriasis
  • Treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Along with charting the increase of radiological imaging within the topic, the ebook additionally contains sections on juvenile psoriatic arthritis, on the way to reduction clinicians in distinguishing the features and contours of the ailment in little ones, in addition to discussions of medical drug trials.

Overall, the ebook can be of specific curiosity to rheumatologists, dermatologists, and kin practitioners, with the atlas’ pictures specifically delivering a necessary reference library.

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From the articular point of view, evaluation involves performing a 78 tender joint/76 swollen joint count to include the DIP joints, assessing the presence of dactylitis and enthesitis and the severity of spinal involvement, if relevant. In the clinic situation it often helps to have a pro forma to aid this complex assessment process and to facilitate recording of data. Radiologic studies can help clarify the diagnosis with a minimum plain radiographic set of hands, feet, and pelvis. The frequency of asymptomatic sacroiliitis in PsA should prompt the physician to X-ray these joints if there is diagnostic suspicion of PsA.

Eye inflammation in psoriatic arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 1976; 35:354– 356. Queiro R, Torre JC, Belzunegui J et al. Clinical features and predictive factors in psoriatic arthritisrelated uveitis. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2002; 31:264–270. Mulherin DM, Fitzgerald O, Bresnihan B. Lymphedema of the upper limb in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum 1993; 22:350– 356. Petty RE, Southwood TR, Baum J et al. Revision of the proposed classification for juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Durban 1997.

As the condition is seldom seen, it has been impossible to predict who will develop such deformities at disease onset, unless, of course, such changes are present at presentation. 7. Dactylitis is one of the hallmark clinical features of PsA occurring in 16–48% of reported cases [2,5]. (a,b) Dactylitis is characterized by uniform swelling of the digit. According to some authors, dactylitis is predominantly due to swelling and inflammation in the flexor tendon sheaths [13], although other groups have recorded joint synovitis as well as tenosynovitis [14].

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