psoriatic arthritis

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Related to Arthropathic psoriasis: psoriatic arthritis, Psoriatic arthropathy
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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 suggested theories are (a) having a common (and yet unknown) autoantigen in both nail apparatus and synovial membrane, (b) anatomic connection between nail structures and DIP joints, and (c) the common role of trauma (Koebner phenomenon) in both nail and arthropathic psoriasis [20, 23, 24].
Inclusion criteria were as follows: a) clinical diagnosis of psoriasis vulgaris, erythrodermic psoriasis, arthropathic psoriasis, or pustular psoriasis (palm and plantar only) (17); b) age from 16 to 78 years old of both genders; c) without serious cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, liver or kidney functional damage; d) psoriasis vulgaris patients should not be using systemic medication for the last 3 months but applying topical drugs; erythrodermic psoriasis patients should not be using systemic medication in the last 3 months but applying long-term topical emollients; arthropathic psoriasis patients should be using no drugs; and pustular psoriasis patients (palm and plantar only) should not be using systemic medication but undergoing ultraviolet A irradiation.
Moreover, patients with arthropathic psoriasis were also included in the study.
In 1 study, nail changes were noted in 86.5% of patients affected by arthropathic psoriasis, and the most common fingernail change was pitting.