Psoriatic and Reactive Arthritis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323036221, 9780323070607

Psoriatic and Reactive Arthritis

1st Edition

A Companion to Rheumatology

Authors: Christopher Ritchlin Oliver FitzGerald
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323036221
eBook ISBN: 9780323070607
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 8th May 2007
Page Count: 256

Table of Contents

Psoriatic Arthritis

1. Epidemiology

2. Historical Aspects of the Disease

3. Clinical features

A. Psoriasis
B. Synovitis
C. Enthesopathy
D. Extra-articular manifestations
E. Bone disease

4. Diagnostic criteria

5. Natural History, Prognosis and Socioeconomic aspects

6. Psoriasis: Etiopathogenesis

7. Pathogenesis of PsA

8. Angiogenesis in PsA

9. Genetics of Ps and PsA

10. Imaging in PsA

A. Traditional X-Rays and X-Ray Outcomes
B. Ultrasound evaluation
C. MRI Evaluation for Diagnosis, Disease Activity and Outcome
D. Imaging Scoring Systems for Clinical Trials and Outcomes

11. Clinical Outcome measures in PsA

A. Assessment of Function
B. Disease Activity
C. Quality of Life
Treatment of the Disease
a) Traditional Treatments Prior to Biologics incl Non-pharmacological intervention
b) Biologic Treatments

12. Management of Psoriasis

Reactive arthritis

1. Epidemiology

2. Historical Aspects of the Disease

3. Clinical features and diagnostic criteria

4. Spectrum of ReA

5. Enteric infections and arthritis

6. Chlamydia-induced arthritis

7. Synovitis

8. Natural history, prognosis, socioeconomic aspects, quality of life

9. Pathogenesis of ReA

10. Genetics of ReA

11. Imaging in ReA

A. Radiographs and outomes
B. MRI evaluation for diagnosis, disease activity and outcome
C. Imaging scoring systems for clinical trials and outcomes

12. Outcome measures in ReA

13. Treatment of the Disease

A. Traditional Treatments Prior to Biologics incl Non-pharmacological intervention
B. Biologic Treatments


This new companion to Hochberg et al.'s Rheumatology masterwork focuses on the momentous recent advances in our understanding of the genetics and immunology of psoriatic and reactive arthritis, and their implications for diagnosis and management. Leading international authorities explore new concepts in genetic and pathogenic mechanisms and early diagnosis; provide comprehensive, well-illustrated coverage of clinical features; evaluate the very latest therapeutic options, including biologics; and discuss clinical outcome measures.

Key Features

  • Examines the very latest pathogenic mechanisms and diagnostic criteria, providing the necessary tools for early diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the clinical manifestations of psoriatic and reactive arthritis, including a ‘mini atlas' of color plates.
  • Examines the pros and cons of the available therapeutic options, including the very latest biological as well as traditional therapies.
  • Includes practical discussions of clinical outcome measures, delivering ongoing tools for assessment of function, disease activity, and quality of life.


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About the Authors

Christopher Ritchlin Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical Immunology, Research Center, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Unit, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Clinical Immunology Research Center

Oliver FitzGerald Author