Data from the PsART-International cohort showed that the age of psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) .
PsART-International is a web-based registry of PsA patients under routine care in Turkey, Italy, and Canada. It includes detailed disease history about the type and onset of skin and joint disease. “PsA is a heterogeneous disease regarding clinical presentation and treatment response. If patients presenting with arthritis first are really a different subgroup, then treatment response and prognosis could also be different. Indeed, in our cohort, achieving minimal disease activity (MDA) was statistically less frequent in patients with arthritis first.” said Prof. Umut Kalyoncu (Hacettepe University, Turkey).
In the study, data on demographic characteristics, family history of psoriatic disease, types of skin psoriasis, site of skin psoriasis onset, and components of PsA eve...
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