Monday, 2 June 2008

Psoriatic arthropathy





asymetrical arthropathy involving mainly the DIJ.
there is pitting of the nail and onycholysis.
(look for patches of psoiasis in the skin)

radiological features:
1-fluffy periostitis
2-destruction of the small joints
3-pencil cup appearance
4-deformity

what are the different types of psoriaric arthropathy?
what are the lines of management?

4 comments:

  1. types of psoriatic arthropathy:
    1-asymetrical DIJ arthropathy
    2-rheumatoid like hand
    3-asymerical large joint monoarthropathy
    4-spondyloarthropathy and sacroilitis
    5-artheritis mulitans

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  2. the most common type is actually rheumatoid like hands. The classical type is more closely linked to skin findings

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  3. 1. DIP joint involvement (like OA)
    2. Sero-ve arthritis (like RA)
    3. Sacroilitis
    4. Oligo/monoarthritis
    5. Arthritis mutilans

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  4. Actually the most common is asymmetrical oligoarthropathy

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