psoriatic arthritis

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Noun1.psoriatic arthritis - a form of rheumatoid arthritis usually affecting fingers and toes and associated with psoriasis
atrophic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism - a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
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The Singing Detective 1986 Bill played psychiatrist Dr Gibbon in Dennis Potter's acclaimed musical film noir fantasy about a mystery writer hospitalised with psoriatic arthropathy - a chronic skin and joint disease which Potter suffered from.
He said he suffered from medical conditions including diabetes, asthma and psoriatic arthropathy.
Psoriatic arthropathy is well recognised but uncommon in children.
PAPAA is an independently funded UK charity, formed following the merger of the Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance and the Psoriasis Support Trust in 2007.
Important differential diagnoses include amyloid arthropathy, psoriatic arthropathy, crystal arthropathy, rheumatic arthritis (RA), late-onset spondyloarthropathies, Reiter syndrome, and mixed connective tissue disease, they cause pitting edema on the hands and feet (12).
The prevalence of psoriatic arthropathy has been estimated to range from 0.