Arthritis Associated with Psoriasis
1. Inflammatory joint disease occurs on average in 20% to 30% of patients with psoriasis.
2. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), like other forms of spondyloarthritis, can be associated with uveitis, bowel inflammation, and mucosal ulcerations.
3. Dactylitis, enthesitis, and tenosynovitis are common musculoskeletal features accompanying PsA.
4. Agents that inhibit tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNFα) agents, interleukins (ILs) 12/23 and IL-17 are effective for peripheral and axial arthritis as well as skin disease.
5. Psoriatic patients have a higher mortality rate due to an increased incidence of the metabolic syndrome and premature atherosclerosis.