Psoriatic Rheumatism

Below you will find more information about Psoriatic Rheumatism from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Psoriatic Rheumatism it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Psoriatic Rheumatism and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Psoriatic Rheumatism comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Psoriatic rheumatism is a inter-joint disease similar to psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic rheumatism however attacks the hip joints that causes stress and discomfort to those affected by it. It is as well a muscular effect brought about by psoriasis.

Diagnosis

Psoriatic rheumatism is diagnosed via CT scan and radiograph examinations. It is important to diagnose psoriatic rheumatism early to detect other inflammations in internal body organs.

Treatment

Corticosteroids have been proven to be an affective treatment to psoriatic rheumatism as well as psoriatic arthritis. Injections are given to affected joints. Cyclosporine is also given to patients with the disease, but it can cause side effects such as hypertension.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of psoriatic rheumatism include pain and stiffness of the hipbone and other areas of the pelvic cavity. Kneecaps and other joints also become stiff and difficult to move.

Causes

Like psoriatic arthritis, psoriatic rheumatism is caused by severe effects of psoriasis.

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