Early psoriatic arthritis

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May;38(2):373-86. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2012.05.005. Epub 2012 Jun 29.


Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory musculoskeletal disease associated with psoriasis that is usually seronegative for rheumatoid factor. Psoriatic arthritis affects men and women equally, usually during the fourth decade, although it may affect children and octogenarians. Psoriatic arthritis may lead to deformities, joint damage, reduced quality of life and function. Early detection and treatment may prevent untoward outcomes.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antirheumatic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / diagnosis*
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / drug therapy*
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Female
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Joints / pathology
  • Joints / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Quality of Life
  • Secondary Prevention*
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Antirheumatic Agents