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Psoriatic Arthritis

September 02, 2012  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 7   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 462

Psoriatic arthritis is a disease in which there occurs sero-negative arthritis in patients suffering from psoriasis or having past or family history of psoriasis.


Psoriatic arthritis is a disease in which there occurs sero-negative arthritis in patients suffering from psoriasis or having past or family history of psoriasis.


Psoriatic arthritis is of following five types which are as follow-

1. Symmetric psoriatic arthritis.

2. Asymmetric psoriatic arthritis.

3. Arthritis mutilans.

4. Psoriatic spondylitis.

5. Predominant distal interphalangeal arthritis.

1. Symmetric psoriatic arthritis-
Symmetric psoriatic arthritis affects joints on both sides of body that is both right and left side joints simultaneously along with psoriasis.

2. Asymmetric psoriatic arthritis-
Asymmetric psoriatic arthritis affects proximal and distal interphalangeal joints on frequent basis. But in this type of psoriatic arthritis less than four joints are involved. Psoriatic symptoms are also present there.

3. Arthritis mutilans-
Arthritis mutilans is the severe, deforming and destructive type of psoriatic arthritis which progress chronically and cause severe joint damage. Psoriasis is also present along with the symptoms of arthritis.

4. Psoriatic spondylitis-
Psoriatic spondylitis cause stiffness of lower spine or cervical spine and also affects joints of hands and feet. Along with symptom of stiffness, psoriasis symptoms are also present there.

5. Predominant distal interphalangeal arthritis-
Cause inflammation and stiffness of distal interphalangeal joints of hands and feet along with characteristic nail changes present along with the symptoms of psoriasis.


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