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Psoriatic Arthritis | Risk Factors for Disease Progression

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with psoriatic arthritis at presentation for risk factors associated with disease progression based on the study of Gladman et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

L40.5, M07, M09.0

Description:

Gladman et al identified risk factors which can be used to identify a patient with psoriatic arthritis at diagnosis who is at risk for disease progression. These patients may benefit from early initiation of aggressive therapy. The authors are from the Universities of Toronto and Waterloo in Canada.

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