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Kelly O'Harra Weselman, MD
(770) 941-8100
3875 Austell Rd
Austell, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Wellstar Cobb Hosp, Austell, Ga
Group Practice: Georgia Internal Medicine

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Kelly O Weselman
(770) 941-8100
3875 Austell Rd
Austell, GA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Eduardo Alberto Baetti, MD
2525 Cumberland Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Rosario, Fac De Med, Rosario-Sf, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1977

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Emilio B Gonzalez, MD
(404) 756-1325
720 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Asuncion, Fac De Cien Med, Asuncion, Paraguay
Graduation Year: 1972

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Mohammed Yaseen Abubaker, MD
114 Cherry Street North East South
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Meir Gur Lavi, MD
(404) 944-3205
1810 Mulkey Rd Ste 200
Austell, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ann E Warner, MD
(404) 756-1325
720 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Osteoporis Center Of Kc

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Kimberley E Wilson, MD
720 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Piedmont Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Piedmont Rheumatology Consltnt

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Eduardo A Baetti
(770) 431-4186
2525 Cumberland Parkway
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Geronimo Lluberas Acosta, MD
(770) 590-8328
114 Cherry Street South
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1980

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Psoriatic Arthritis

A Patient's Guide to Psoriatic Arthritis

Introduction

Psoriasis is a disease that most people think of as primarily a skin disease because the condition causes a persistent rash in various areas of the body. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of joint disease that occurs in roughly seven percent of people who have psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis affects people of all ages, but most get it between the ages of 30 and 50. Usually a patient has psoriasis (the skin rash) for many years before the arthritis develops, and the arthritis comes on slowly. But this is not always the case. No matter what, patients with psoriatic arthritis must manage both the outbreaks of itchy, scaly skin and the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

This guide will help you understand

  • how psoriatic arthritis develops
  • how doctors diagnose the condition
  • what can be done for the problem

Anatomy

Where does psoriatic arthritis develop?

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint. Its symptoms often seem like the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or degenerative arthritis of the spine. X-rays can be used to show the difference between psoriatic arthritis and other diseases. In psoriatic arthritis, X-rays show a very distinctive type of bone destruction around the joint and certain patterns of swelling in the tissues around the joints.

Patients with psoriatic arthritis fall into three groups. Many patients have what is called asymmetric arthritis. This means that only a few joints are involved and that it does not occur in the same joints on both sides of the body. (For example, only one wrist and one foot are affected.)

An equal number of patients suffer from symmetric polyarthritis. This means that arthritis occurs in several corresponding joints on both sides of the body. (For example, both elbows, both knees, and both hands are affected.) The polyarthritis type of psoriatic arthritis is much like RA.

A third group has mostly axial disease. This refers to arthritis of the spine, the sacroiliac joint (where the pelvis and bottom of the spine meet), or the hip and shoulder joints. Patients do not necessarily stay in the same category. Over time, the pattern may change. Doctors use these categories to better understand the disease and to follow the progression of the arthritis. The treatment is basically the same.

Causes

Why do I have this problem?

The exact cause of psoriatic arthritis is not known. Many factors seem to be involved in its development. Heredity--your genes--plays a major role. People who are closely related to someone with psoriatic arthritis are 50 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. Recent studies have located genetic markers shared by most people who have the disease.

Sometimes injuries seem to set off psoriatic arthritis. Infections also contribute to the disease. It is known that strep infections in children can cause psoriasis. Some researchers think that the arthritis may be...

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