Spine Archive: Psoriasis

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Psoriatic Arthritis & The Spine

Typically when hearing the term psoriasis, one would be apt to imagine dealing with a skin condition. Psoriatic Arthritis is a much more serious condition. To learn more about this and other conditions affecting the spine, search here in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of arthritis that typically occurs in patients who have the chronic skin condition know as psoriasis. Generally, psoriasis is characterized by patches of the skin exhibiting a red color. It can involve few joints or many joints at once (in severe cases). In severe cases, the spine can be a location of risk for psoriatic arthritis. When the spine develops psoriatic arthritis, it can result in fusion.

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Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies, WNY

Genetic Testing can help determine if a patient has developed AS. Learn more from Dr. Anthony Leone.

Any of the seronegative spondyloarthropathies, particularly ankylosing spondylitis (AS), can have spinal involvement. A history of inflammatory bowel disease, urethritis, or psoriasis should lead to further investigation of these disorders, which include Reiter’s syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease, and the undifferentiated spondyloarthropathies.¹

¹Garfin MD, Steven. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update : Spine. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997.