Patients with Both Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Have Worse Clinical Evaluations, According to Study

Patients with Both Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Have Worse Clinical Evaluations, According to Study
A study published in the Journal of Rheumatology titled "Fibromyalgia on Common Clinical Disease Activity Indices in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis: A cross-sectional study,” revealed that the co-existence of fibromyalgia (FM) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is responsible for worse scores in common clinical disease activity indices. With the intent to do a cross-sectional study, Shay Brikman and colleagues investigated the presence of fibromyalgia in 73 patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to the American College of Rheumatism criteria (2010 and 1990). Fibromyalgia was present in 13 patients, corresponding to an overall prevalence of 17.8 percent. All patients were submitted to several evaluations that included: Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ); the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI); the Dermatology Life Quality Index; the Leeds Enthesitis Index (LEI); the Composite Psoriatic Disease Activity Index (CPDAI); minimal disease activity (MDA); and the Disease Activity index for Psoriatic Arthritis (DPSA) scores. With the exception of one patient, all patients with coexisting fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis were women. None of the patients with fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis met minimal disease activity (MDA) criteria. In contrast, 43.3 percent of patients with only PsA met the criteria. CPDAI and DAPSA scores were 9.23+/-1.92 and 27.53+/-19.23, respectively, in patients with PsA and fibromyalgia; and 4.25+/-3.14 and 12.82+/-12.71, respectively, in patients with psoriatic arthritis only. CPDAI and DAPSA scores were significantly higher in patients with fibromya
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  1. Wilma cuthill says:

    I have got psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and diabetic anthrothopy every so painful and have not got any pain relief can anyone help

  2. Jennifer C. says:

    On top of prescriptions and rx oils for the psoriasis… I found marijuana (not just cbd) really helped. You must go thru an approved doctor, mine operates from my pain management group. There office doesn’t write scripts for pills after all the complications with opioids, that I had been on for MANY years. So morphine in the spine and MJ oils. Trying to vape made hack up lungs. The oil can dissolve in your mouth or be put in a food item. It helped more than I ever imagined, and I don’t get high just relaxed and sometimes sleepy.😊😴

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