[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.159.197.114. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Correspondence
December 2003

Effects of Inflammatory Arthritis on Quality of Life in Patients With Psoriasis

Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(12):1655. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.12.1655-a

The multidimensional health status measures discussed in the systematic review by de Korte et al1 aim to measure all aspects of the effect of psoriasis on patients' lives. Such an understanding of the impact of disease is vital for clinical practice and research.

One major associated condition having a considerable impact on the quality of life of people with psoriasis is inflammatory arthritis. This is a relatively common condition in people with psoriasis, with a rate between 7% and 42%,2,3 depending on the definition and ascertainment methods used, and considerably higher than the rate of inflammatory arthritis in the general population.4 Inflammatory arthritis is equally distributed among the sexes, and occurs at all ages, although in children there may only be a family history of psoriasis. Factors predictive of an associated inflammatory arthritis include psoriatic nail dystrophy5 and more severe cutaneous psoriasis.6

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×