Infusion Therapy Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis is a form of arthritis joint disease associated with the chronic skin scaling and fingernail changes seen in psoriasis. In some patients, the arthritis symptoms will affect the small joints at the ends of the fingers and toes. In others, symptoms will affect joints on one side of the body but not on the other. In addition, there are patients whose larger joints on both sides of the body simultaneously become affected, as in rheumatoid arthritis. Some people with psoriatic arthritis experience arthritis symptoms in the back and spine; in rare cases, called psoriatic arthritis mutilans, the disease destroys the joints and bones, leaving patients with gnarled and club-like hands and feet. In many patients, symptoms of psoriasis precede the arthritis symptoms; a clue to possible joint disease is pitting and other changes in the fingernails.
Infusion Medications Often Used to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis