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Rheumatic Diseases and TreatmentISSN: 2469-5726


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510092

The Role of Skeletal Radiology and the Limits of Serologic Assays in Distinguishing among the Causes of Inflammatory Arthritis

Bruce Rothschild, Michael Gernert and Ottar Gadeholt

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 07, 2021

Radiologic findings are important for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory joint disease. Current classification criteria utilize different serological findings, such as anti-citrullinated-peptide antibodies (ACPA) and rheumatoid factor (RF), as well as clinical findings, for diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The presence of erosions allows diagnosis, even if serological criteria are not fulfilled. However, the pertinent erosions are not clearly defined. Previous studies have shown ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510091

Anxiety and Depression in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Cross Sectional Study in Brazilian Patients

Luiza M Cipriani, Ana PB Campos, Juliana Simioni, Renato Nisihara and Thelma L Skare

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: April 26, 2021

Comorbidities are common in psoriatic arthritis patients, including mood disorders. We aimed to study the prevalence of anxiety and depression in psoriatic arthritis patients from Brazil and its association with epidemiological, clinical and treatment data. Fifty-four psoriatic arthritis patients were interviewed using Becks’ anxiety inventory, CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) and the SF-12 (Short Form Health Survey). Simultaneously the disease activity was measured us...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510089

Clinical Patterns of Psoriatic Arthritis and the Relationship between Psoriasis Skin Severity and Joint Activity in Libya

Fathia Ehmouda Zaid

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 16, 2021

This study was carried out at the Rheumatology department in Benghazi University, follow up study Ninety-six (96) patients were diagnosed of Psoriasis arthritis (PsA), those patients were assessment clinically of skin psoriasis and nail involvement were assessed by the Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI). The Joint disease activity was measured by clinical diagnosis activity index (CDAI). Strong relationship between joint disease activity and psoriasis skin severity; high PASI to have mod/high ...

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