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Psoriatic Rheumatism

Psoriatic Rheumatism Causes

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

Psoriatic Rheumatism 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.

Psoriatic Rheumatism 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.

Psoriatic Rheumatism 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.

Psoriatic Rheumatism 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.

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