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Dermatologists' Role in the Early Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis: Expert Recommendations.


ABSTRACT: Psoriatic arthritis is a common type of inflammatory arthritis found in up to 40% of patients with psoriasis. Because skin involvement usually precedes joint involvement, dermatologists play a key role in early detection. Early diagnosis is important for reducing the risk of irreversible structural damage, attenuating the deterioration of physical function, and improving patients' quality of life. This consensus statement was drafted by a group of 9 dermatologists and 1 rheumatologist to provide simple recommendations to help dermatologists screen for psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis. The experts offer consensus-based guidelines that draw on a review of available scientific evidence and on experience acquired in routine clinical practice.

SUBMITTER: Belinchon I 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7351070 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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