Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, stiffness and pain in and around the joints, cause nail changes and overall fatigue.
In 85 percent of patients, psoriasis occurs before joint disease. If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis, it is important to tell your
dermatologist if you have any aches and pains.
Studies show that delaying treatment for psoriatic arthritis as little as six months can result in permanent joint damage.
Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis are critical to relieve pain and inflammation and help prevent joint damage.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS
Tenderness, pain and swelling over tendons(enthesitis)
Swollen fingers and toes that look like sausages ( dactylitis)
Stiffness, pain, throbbing, swelling and tenderness in one or more joints
Nail changes—for example, the nail separates from the nail bed and/or becomes pitted and mimics fungus infections
Redness and pain of the eye(uveitis)
PSORIASIS AREA SEVERITY INDEX (PASI)
PsA clinics serves to alleviate the pains and to over come the social stigma associated with psoriasis. It consists of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive and coordinated care to the patient .It is conducted on every Monday.
To describe clinical features of psoriatic arthritis
To monitor the medication adherance
To describe associated triggers or risk factors of psoriatic arthritis
To list the basic principles of treatment of psoriatic arthritis
To ensure the understanding of patient regarding the disease and treatment
Calculation of PASI score to assess the severity of psoriasis.
Calculation of tender and swollen joint counts ( TJC and SJC) to assess the severity of arthritis.
Expert diagnosis and treatment including the latest ones .
Collaboration with your referring physician and other specialists to create a treatment plan to meet your unique needs.