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Mohammad Bahadori, MD
(703) 492-6660
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Panjabi
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, Va
Group Practice: Arthritis Care Ctr

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Patrick Michael Campbell, MD
(206) 297-2747
13001 Summit School Rd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1967

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Matthew Owen Swartz, MD
9378 Forestwood Ln Ste C
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1977

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Mohsen Ghafouri, MD
(202) 687-8233
9001 Digges Rd
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1993

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Neil I Stahl
(703) 425-4435
6035 Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Mohammad Bahadori
(703) 492-6660
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy #203
Woodbridge, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Walter William Mc Bride, MD
6501 Old Stone Fence Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1962

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Matthew Owen Swartz
(703) 369-7110
9378 Forestwood Ln Ste C
Manassas, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Neil Ira Stahl, MD
(703) 425-4435
6035 Burke Centre Pkwy Ste 280
Burke, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1973

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Leslie Martin Brandwin, MD
(703) 923-4606
7440 Spring Village Dr
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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