Enthesitis and psoriatic onychopathy as a factor for prediction of psoriatic arthritis in psoriasis

Tatjana Sidorcika, Viktors Ļiņovs, Maija Radziņa, Andris Rubīns, Silvestrs Rubīns

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Abstract

Psoriatic arthritis is a psoriasis-related spondyloarthropathy that occurs in 20-30 % of patients with psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis affects the patient's quality of life indicators and are more often associated with disabilities of working age than psoriasis skin form. Nail psoriasis has been proposed as a predictor for the development of psoriatic arthritis. The inflammation involving the entheses, called enthesitis, is an early inflammatory change seen in psoriatic arthritis, and nail changes appear to result from the close relationship between the nail and the enthesis of the distal interphalangeal extensor tendon, one of the main entheseal compartments affected in psoriatic arthritis. Various imaging studies have demonstrated that there is a considerable proportion of undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis among patients with psoriasis. Since early detection and treatment of psoriatic arthritis could, ultimately, allow the prevention of clinical and radiologic progression of the disease, there is the need to establish clinical indicators to detect this risk.
Translated title of the contributionEnthesitis and psoriatic onychopathy as a factor for prediction of psoriatic arthritis in psoriasis
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)38-50
JournalВестник дерматологии и венерологии = Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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