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Psoriatic Arthritis Radiographic Changes Score

Purpose:

To evaluate radiographs of the hands and feet of a patient with psoriatic arthritis using the score of Wassenberg et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

M07

Description:

Wassenberg et al developed a score for evaluating bony changes in a patient with psoriatic arthritis as seen on radiographs. It takes into account both the joint destruction and bone proliferation that characterizes psoriatic arthritis. This can be used during the initial evaluation and to monitor the patient over time. The authors are from Evangelische Fachkrankenhaus in Ratingen and Innere Abteilung in Emmerich, Germany.

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