2005, Number 2
Rev Cent Dermatol Pascua 2005; 14 (2)
Torres-González S, Aquino RA
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ABSTRACTPsoriatic arthritis (PsA) is defined as an inflammatory arthropathy that is pronounced in patients with psoriasis and it is characterized by absence of rheumatoid factor. A 25% of these patients have work incapacity, while a 10%, absolute incapacity. At the present time it is had treatments able to mitigate the symptoms, but not only to take part in the inflammatory processes of the joints and other manifestations so that the disease does not progress. On early diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis provides the opportunity with opportune intervention to improve the function, quality of life and mainly the slow progression of the disease. Since the dermatologist often is in contact with the enemy with carrying patients of psoriasis before the beginning of the manifestations you will articulate has the opportunity to diagnose it in early stages, and to suggest the initial therapy already has drug and biological treatments that improve the quality of life of our patients, to sensitize to use them early. A revision is made on how distinguishing it of other arthropathies and what drugs have demonstrated effectiveness.