Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis by Dafna D. Gladman (auth.), P. J. Mease MED (RHUUH), P. S.

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

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 one hundred fifty photographs spanning a large spectrum of adaptations of the sickness. each one bankruptcy contains an introductory evaluation, in addition to a chain of correct pictures and tables during which the major info on every one subject is printed. The content material is entire and authoritative, that includes contributions from prime specialists who chart the ailments from analysis via to scientific remedy.

This booklet includes an expansive yet basic to digest precis of the topic, that includes up to date dialogue by way 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 publication additionally contains sections on juvenile psoriatic arthritis, with the intention to reduction clinicians in distinguishing the features and lines of the ailment in young ones, in addition to discussions of scientific drug trials.

Overall, the publication could be of specific curiosity to rheumatologists, dermatologists, and family members practitioners, with the atlas’ photographs in particular delivering a vital reference library.

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Periosteal new bone formation tends to be close to and parallel to the cortex of phalanges, metacarpals, and metatarsal [13]. When there is new bone formation as well as increased bone mineralization of the phalange, it is known as an ‘ivory phalange’ [14]. This patient was able to demonstrate telescoping of the DIP joint, and the overlapping skin of the DIP joint is just visible on the radiograph. 4. Many patients with psoriasis and arthritis have an inflammatory polyarthritis with small joint involvement but without joint osteolysis.

5. Fournie B, Crognier L, Arnaud C et al. Proposed classification criteria of psoriatic arthritis. A preliminary study in 260 patients. Rev Rheum 1999; 66:446–456. 6. Tan AL, Wakefield RJ, Conaghan PG et al. Imaging of the musculoskeletal system: magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography and computed tomography.

The new criteria were derived by logistic regression and CART analysis (as a cross check). The CASPAR criteria gratifyingly have both characteristic dermatological, clinical and radiological features and have both high sensitivity and very high specificity (31). For traditionalists it is important to note that the Moll and Wright criteria (arthritis, psoriasis and negative rheumatoid factor), used in most studies since 1973, are contained nicely within this new set. It is also interesting 1 if >60 mins 1 for any two positive responses: maximum score 2 0 to note that, with these criteria, it is now possible to be rheumatoid factor positive and still be classified as having psoriatic arthritis, providing other characteristic features are present.

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