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Psoriatic Arthritis (cont.)

Support Groups and Counseling

Education is one of the foundations for managing this chronic and typically relapsing disorder. People with psoriasis should be familiar with the treatment options in order to make proper informed decisions about therapy. The National Psoriasis Foundation is an excellent organization that provides support to people with psoriasis.

For More Information

Web Links

Arthritis Foundation

American Academy of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation

Psoriatic Arthritis Pictures

Media file 1: Psoriatic arthritis. Severe deformity of the joints at the ends of the fingers.
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Media file 2: Severe psoriatic arthritis involving the finger joints.
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Media file 3: Swelling and deformity of the hand joints in a patient with psoriatic arthritis.
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Media file 4: Psoriatic arthritis involving the hand joints.
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Media file 5: Asymmetric (not distributed evenly) psoriatic arthritis.
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Media file 6: Psoriatic arthritis involving the fingers.
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Media file 7: X-ray of hand with psoriatic arthritis.
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Media file 8: Comparison between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in both hands and feet.
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Media file 9: Arthritis mutilans, a typically psoriatic pattern of arthritis.
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Media file 10: Psoriatic arthritis, arthritis mutilans.
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Synonyms and Keywords

PA, psoriatic nail disease, nail psoriasis, psoriasis, arthritis, paronychia, pustular psoriasis, polyarthritis, oligoarticular arthritis, distal interphalangeal arthropathy, DIP arthropathy, arthritis mutilans, spondylitis, sacroiliitis, juvenile psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, spondyloarthropathies, enthesopathy, enthesitis, dactylitis, sausage digits, rheumatoid arthritis, oligoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis

Author and Editor

Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Editor: Catherine B. Driver, MD

REFERENCE:

Klippel, J.H., et al. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. New York: Springer, 2008.

Previous contributing author and editors: Author: Kristine M Lohr, MD, Associate Chief, Program Director, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Tennessee School of Medicine. Editors: Dirk M Elston, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; William D James, MD, Program Director, Vice-Chair, Paul R Gross Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/2/2013

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