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Q&A: Common Misconceptions About Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis, a chronic skin condition that affects patients on physically and mentally – often impacts patients’ mobility in their daily lives. Healthcare professionals across all specialties have experience when dealing with these patients in different capacities.
Doing yoga improved rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and mood for female adults following trend of benefits associated with other conditions.
New analysis of data from longitudinal cohorts finds that psoriatic arthritis patients were more than 50% more likely than those with psoriasis but no arthritis to develop infection. It also provides further evidence that biologic medications are also a risk factor for infection.
Connective tissue disease (CTD) groups together various disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. A new study from the University of Chicago found that complications from these diseases are more prominent based on race.
A recent study revealed the pathogenic similarities and differences between cutaneous psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Developing arthritis could increase the risk of falling into poverty, especially for female patients.
Blood analysis in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as psoriatic arthritis indicates that biologic medications do not reduce the efficacy of anti-pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, and that patients with such conditions may not need to be vaccinated more frequently than others.
Age matters when it comes to patients’ access to psoriasis treatment.
Biologic drug secukinumab (Cosentyx/Novartis), already FDA approved in January 2015 to treat chronic plaque psoriasis, has now been approved for two new indications: the treatment of active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and active psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

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