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Psoriatic arthritis

: Koehm, M.; Behrens, F.


Adebajo, A.:
Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: Pathology and Clinical Aspects
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 978-3-319-19529-2
ISBN: 3-319-19529-8
ISBN: 978-3-319-19530-8
Book Article
Fraunhofer IME ()

Psoriatic Arthritis is an infl ammatory musculoskeletal disease. Its pathogenesis is still unclear. There is evidence that it results from multiple genetic and environmental factors. Approximately 30 % of the patients with psoriasis will develop the musculoskeletal manifestation in their lifetime. The real estimated number of cases is still unknown. Risk factors for the development of Psoriatic Arthritis in Psoriasis patients contain nail psoriasis. Different subtypes of Psoriatic Arthritis are differentiated. Those subtypes were used for classifi cation of Psoriatic Arthritis in former days. In the meanwhile, it is well known that transitions of subtypes occur frequently. Psoriatic Arthritis can be discriminated from other types of arthritis using clinical characteristic, missing of Rheumatoid Factor and ACPA and imaging fi ndings such as osteoproliferations and osteolysis. For classifi cation of Psoriatic Arthritis the CASPAR-criteria are used nowadays.