ALIGN PsA: Advancing a Multidisciplinary Approach in PsA

Dec
2018
Vol. 37. No. 6

Introduction

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that affects approximately 3.2% of adults in the United States.1 Psoriasis is associated with a number of coexisting conditions, the most prevalent of which is psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Among people with psoriasis, the prevalence of PsA is estimated to be between 6% and 41%.2 PsA and other comorbidities are associated with a decreased life span.

ALIGN PsA: Advancing a Multidisciplinary Approach in PSA

Eric W Baum, MD, MS | Sergio Schwartzman, MD

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that is associated with several comorbidities and co-manifestations that reduce patient quality of life. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of spondyloarthritis that is associated with psoriasis and typically involves peripheral disease, axial disease, enthesitis, dactylitis, and skin and nail lesions. Psoriatic arthritis is associated with a substantial psychosocial and functional burden and can lead to irreversible joint damage if left untreated.

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