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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Rheumatology

Advisor

Larry Herman

Abstract

Psoriatic arthritis is defined as a long term chronic inflammatory disease process of the tendons, ligaments, and joints and affects 2%-3% of the world population and around 1.5 million Americans. Psoriatic arthritis has potentially significant functional disability and poor outcomes with many comorbidities, and with a typical delay in diagnosis of over 2 years, early identification using risk factors along with screening tools and early treatment to goal of psoriatic arthritis with biologic therapies should be the goal of primary care, orthopedic specialties, and rheumatology specialties.

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