Outcome in patients hospitalised for psoriatic arthritis

Clin Rheumatol. 1989 Jun;8(2):261-5. doi: 10.1007/BF02030083.

Abstract

Forty patients hospitalised for treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were followed for a mean of 8.0 years. At the end of this time none had died and only 8% were in functional class IV. 90% received second-line therapy. There was a high incidence of skin rashes on gold but hydroxychloroquine was well tolerated. Patients with psoriatic arthritis had a better outcome than patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with the same regime.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis / physiopathology
  • Arthritis / surgery
  • Arthritis / therapy*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / physiopathology
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psoriasis / physiopathology
  • Psoriasis / surgery
  • Psoriasis / therapy*

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents