Diagnosis and evaluation of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Eric Ruderman, Kenneth B. Gordon

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The most critical element in the diagnosis of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is understanding that it is a clinical diagnosis. In a patient with joint pain and/or swelling the differentiation of PsA from other types of inflammatory arthritis may be a central element in treatment decisions. Unfortunately, there are often no specific laboratory or radiographic findings that reliably confirm this challenging diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319182278
ISBN (Print)9783319182261
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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