Risks of PsA

The effects of structural damage on functional disability in psoriatic arthritis

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Background Functional outcomes are central in patients with chronic inflammatory…

Damage, especially joint space narrowing, predicts for eventual permanent disability.

Risk of uveitis and inflammatory bowel disease in people with psoriatic arthritis: a population-based cohort study

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Objectives To determine the risk of uveitis and…

Having PsA increases the risk of developing Uveitis and Crohn Disease by about 3-fold, compared to the general population, and even patients with Psoriasis.  PsA patients therefore should be warned to recognise the early signs of these complications, so that effective treatment can be instituted in timely fashion.

Psoriasis, inflammatory diseases increase risk for cirrhosis, fatty liver

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Patients with inflammatory disorders, especially psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, had an elevated risk for severe liver disease such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, according to a recently…

“The most common incident liver disease was NAFLD (37.85%), followed by alcoholic liver disease (18.53%), viral etiologies (7.76%), biliary disease (4.33%), autoimmune liver disease (0.6%) and unknown causes (10.35%). Of those diagnosed with liver disease, 10% of patients also received a diagnosis of cirrhosis during follow-up.
Psoriasis severity significantly correlated with increased risk for liver disease.”