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Aim: To study clinical and x-ray characteristics of psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis during hospital treatment in the Dermatovenereology and Dermato-Oncology Department of the Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (MONIKI). Materials and methods: We examined 70  patients with generalized psoriasis vulgaris and clinically suspected or definitely diagnosed psoriatic arthritis. Functional insufficiency, characteristics, activity and radiological stage of joint disease were estimated. Results: Usually, patients with psoriasis had oligoor polyarthritis which was rarely associated with psoriatic ankylosing spondylitis and more commonly associated with peripheral arthritis. Only 6% of the patients had isolated arthralgia. Conclusion: In patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis may manifest as arthralgia or low-activity arthritis without radiological signs. Thus, early detection of the disease is of importance.

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E. S. Yakubovskaya

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

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Junior Research Associate, Dermatovenereology and Dermato-Oncology Department Russian Federation


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