2018, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part A
Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated, systemic disorder with a worldwide prevalence of 0.9–8.5%. Psoriatic arthritis is a seronegative, chronic, inflammatory arthropathy often associated with psoriasis.
Objective: To study the relation between Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.
Methodology: Study Area: New Civil Hospital Surat. Sample Size: 40.
Results: Out of 40 patients there were 25 males (62.5%) and 15 females (37.5%). Arthropathic changes in males were found in 8 (20%) cases and in 4 (10%) cases in females.
Conclusion: It is concluded from the above study that nearly 30 % of patients having Psoriasis also suffer from Psoriatic Arthritis associated with different joint involvement of hands, feet, Sacroiliac Joints, Knee, Cervical spine and Hip joints.