Psoriatic and Reactive Arthritis, A Companion to Rheumatology

Psoriatic and Reactive Arthritis

A Companion to Rheumatology

By Christopher Ritchlin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical Immunology, Research Center, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Unit, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA; and Oliver FitzGerald


Psoriatic Arthritis

1. Epidemiology

2. Historical Aspects of the Disease

3. Clinical features

A. Psoriasis
B. Synovitis
C. Enthesopathy
D. Extra-articular manifestations
E. Bone disease

4. Diagnostic criteria

5. Natural History, Prognosis and Socioeconomic aspects

6. Psoriasis: Etiopathogenesis

7. Pathogenesis of PsA

8. Angiogenesis in PsA

9. Genetics of Ps and PsA

10. Imaging in PsA

A. Traditional X-Rays and X-Ray Outcomes
B. Ultrasound evaluation
C. MRI Evaluation for Diagnosis, Disease Activity and Outcome
D. Imaging Scoring Systems for Clinical Trials and Outcomes

11. Clinical Outcome measures in PsA

A. Assessment of Function
B. Disease Activity
C. Quality of Life
Treatment of the Disease
a) Traditional Treatments Prior to Biologics incl Non-pharmacological intervention
b) Biologic Treatments

12. Management of Psoriasis

Reactive arthritis

1. Epidemiology

2. Historical Aspects of the Disease

3. Clinical features and diagnostic criteria

4. Spectrum of ReA

5. Enteric infections and arthritis

6. Chlamydia-induced arthritis

7. Synovitis

8. Natural history, prognosis, socioeconomic aspects, quality of life

9. Pathogenesis of ReA

10. Genetics of ReA

11. Imaging in ReA

A. Radiographs and outomes
B. MRI evaluation for diagnosis, disease activity and outcome
C. Imaging scoring systems for clinical trials and outcomes

12. Outcome measures in ReA

13. Treatment of the Disease

A. Traditional Treatments Prior to Biologics incl Non-pharmacological intervention
B. Biologic Treatments