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Psoriatic arthritis screening tools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18609737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis, with an indolent and progressive course. A delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to an erosive arthropathy, leading further to physical disability and deformity. To help clinicians screen for PsA, the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) has led an effort to develop and validate 3 PsA screening tools. Administration of a well designed screening tool can increase detection of PsA, help determine the prevalence of PsA in a given population, record clinical data for genotype-phenotype studies, and track response to therapy. The development and validation of these screening tools was a major focus at the GRAPPA annual meeting at Boston in September 2007; we summarize that portion of the meeting.
Abrar A Qureshi; Patrick Dominguez; Kristina C Duffin; Dafna D Gladman; Philip Helliwell; Philip J Mease; M Elaine Husni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-08     Completed Date:  2008-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1423-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Psoriatic / diagnosis*
Severity of Illness Index*

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