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Psoratic arthritis

Rosaline van den Berg, Floris van Gaalen, Annette van der Helm-van Mil, Tom Huizinga, Désirée van der Heijde
OBJECTIVES: The performance of spondyloarthritis (SpA) classification criteria is not well-established in general early arthritis cohorts. Therefore, the authors tested their performance in the Leiden Early Arthritis Clinic (EAC) cohort and assessed whether these criteria can assist rheumatologists in diagnosing patients. METHODS: The authors identified all SpA and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients in the EAC cohort according to the diagnosis of the treating rheumatologist...
August 2012: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
E M Sills
Since both psoriasis and seronegative arthritis occur individually in childhood, they may be expected to occur together occasionally. Clinical features used to identify psoriatic arthritis as a disease sui generi have been assembled in groups of adult patients, establishing the justification for describing a distinct syndrome. A review of the experience in an active children's rheumatology service indicates that the syndrome of psoratic arthritis occurs in the pediatric-aged patient with sufficient frequency to qualify as a diagnostic term appropriate in the classification of childhood-onset arthritis...
February 1980: Johns Hopkins Medical Journal
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