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The Practitioner 2009 – 253 (1724): 15-18

Improving recognition of psoriatic arthritis

17 Dec 2009Pais-up subscribers

 Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a common form of inflammatory arthritis but is underdiagnosed. Psoriasis affects more than 1.5% of the UK population so a GP with an average list size is likely to care for around 40 patients with psoriasis. Around 15% of these patients will be diagnosed with PsA, but up to 40% of them may have evidence of arthritis if reviewed thoroughly. [With external links to the evidence base]

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