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March 20, 1937

ARTHROPATHIA PSORIATICA: REPORT OF CASE AND DISCUSSION OF THE PATHOGENESIS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

BOSTON; PALMER, MASS.

From the Fifth (Boston University) Medical Service, Boston City Hospital and the Medical Department, Boston University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1937;108(12):949-952. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780120019004
Abstract

In 1933 the American Association for the Control of Rheumatism,1 in reviewing the recent literature on the subject of rheumatism and arthritis, said "Psoriatic arthritis has been neglected in the English and American literature." Again in 1934 this committee2 made a similar statement. Because of the paucity of recorded data on this subject, it is our purpose to report a case of psoriatic arthritis and to review briefly the pertinent literature.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  A white man, aged 54, native born, a janitor, entered the Fifth Medical Service of the Boston City Hospital July 16, 1935, with the chief complaint of "skin trouble" and "painful joints."The patient reported that he had always enjoyed good health. There was no history of gonorrhea and syphilis. Psoriasis had been present for eighteen years. Lesions were constantly present about his elbows and knees. During the winter months the lesions would

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