Fibromyalgia with Psoriatic Arthritis Impacts Treatment, Study Says

Fibromyalgia with Psoriatic Arthritis Impacts Treatment, Study Says
A recent study in the Journal of Rheumatology shows that patients with both fibromyalgia (FM) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can experience worse arthritic symptoms, and suggests that clinicians should consider different ways to determine treatment plans for patients with both diseases so that unnecessary treatments can be avoided. The study, The Effect of the Presence of Fibromyalgia on Common Clinical Disease Activity Indices in Patients withPsoriatic Arthritis: A Cross-sectional Study, led by S. Birkman of the departments of Rheumatology and Dermatology at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, included 73 people with PsA. The researchers measured whether study participants also had FM according to American College of Rheumatism criteria. The team gave all subjects a clinical evaluation of disease activity. The scientists quantified disease activity using the Composite Psoriatic Disease
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