Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis by Dafna D. Gladman (auth.), P. J. Mease MED (RHUUH), P. S.

By Dafna D. Gladman (auth.), P. J. Mease MED (RHUUH), P. S. Helliwell DM, PhD, FRCP (eds.)

Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis

Eds. Mease and Helliwell

A visible advisor to the advanced and inter-related ailments of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis, this quantity includes greater than a hundred and fifty pictures spanning a large spectrum of adaptations of the illness. every one bankruptcy includes an introductory evaluate, in addition to a sequence of correct photographs and tables within which the major details on each one subject is printed. The content material is entire and authoritative, that includes contributions from prime specialists who chart the illnesses from prognosis via to medical therapy.

This publication includes an expansive yet basic to digest precis of the topic, that includes up to date dialogue by means of popular box practitioners at the following areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Aetiology and pathogenesis
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Paediatric psoriatic arthritis
  • Imaging
  • Skin disease
  • Management of psoriasis
  • Treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Along with charting the increase of radiological imaging within the topic, the ebook additionally comprises sections on juvenile psoriatic arthritis, so as to relief clinicians in distinguishing the features and contours of the ailment in young children, in addition to discussions of medical drug trials.

Overall, the publication can be of specific curiosity to rheumatologists, dermatologists, and relatives practitioners, with the atlas’ photographs in particular offering a vital reference library.

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B) Plain radiograph of the calcaneum of a different patient with PsA showing an enthesophyte (arrow) where the plantar fascia attaches, more commonly known as a calcaneal spur. An enthesis is where tendons, ligaments, or joint capsules attach to bones. The b) inflammation of an enthesis or enthesitis is an important concept in PsA, commonly leading toward the formation of new bone at the enthesis, or enthesophytes [9]. Understanding the pathogenesis of enthesitis has important implications in the diagnosis and treatment of PsA [20].

Expert Opin Biol Ther 2004; 4:975–987. 2. McGonagle D. Diagnosis and treatment of enthesitis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2003; 29:549–560. 3. Taylor WJ, Porter GG, Helliwell PS. Operational definitions and observer reliability of the plain radiographic features of psoriatic arthritis. J Rheumatol 2003; 30:2645–2658. 4. McGonagle D, Conaghan PG, Emery P. Psoriatic arthritis: a unified concept twenty years on. Arthritis Rheum 1999; 42:1080–1086. 5. Fournie B, Crognier L, Arnaud C et al. Proposed classification criteria of psoriatic arthritis.

The relationship between infection with group A beta hemolytic streptococci and the development of psoriasis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2000; 19:153–154. 6. Rahman MU, Ahmed S, Schumacher HR et al. High levels of antipeptidoglycan antibodies in psoriatic and other seronegative arthritides. J Rheumatol 1990; 17:621–625. 7. Thomssen H, Hoffmann B, Schank M et al. There is no disease-specific role for streptococciresponsive synovial T lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of psoriatic arthritis. Med Microbiol Immunol 2000; 188:203–207.

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