By Kendra Gail Bergstrom
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QXP 11/4/09 11:14 AM Page 35 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S Which joints are affected? Joint disease is not necessarily determined by skin disease. That is, a joint directly beneath an affected skin area will not necessarily be involved. Joints that are often involved include the joints of the hands and fingers, the lower back (especially the sacroiliac joint, where the back meets the hips), and less commonly the knees, hips, or shoulders. Who gets joint disease?
Therapy for psoriatic arthritis may help improve skin psoriasis as well. Treatments for active arthritis can be more aggressive than treatments for skin disease, because joint and bone damage, unlike skin changes, are more likely to be permanent. In particular, systemic treatments are usually used for psoriatic arthritis. Some drugs being used or tested to treat both skin and joint psoriasis are methotrexate, sulfasalazine, cyclosporine, infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, golimumab, and ustekinumab.
QXP 11/5/09 12:30 PM Page 48 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S Body surface area (BSA) The area of skin on a person, measured in square feet or square meters. Usually used as a percentage to describe the proportion of the body’s skin that is affected or covered. their body surface area (BSA) affected, or “just a few spots”—are more likely to experience a remission than people with more extensive disease. It is important to note that while psoriasis may disappear, there is no specific treatment that will put it into permanent remission or cure it at this time.
100 Questions & Answers About Psoriasis by Kendra Gail Bergstrom