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James W LeVine
(970) 350-2433
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Garvin C Murray
(970) 350-2433
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Michael Samir Thakor, MD
(402) 552-2600
Windsor, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Stephen Thompson, MD
(970) 669-6660
1028 Scarborough Dr
Loveland, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Allen Stanley Weiss, MD
(303) 315-6734
61 Jackson St Unit D
Denver, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1973

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John Stephen Thompson
(970) 350-2433
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Patricia Ann Mayer, MD
(970) 356-7881
1800 15th St Ste 310
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1985

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James William Levine, DO
(802) 288-9521
4757 Valley Oak Dr
Loveland, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.James Levine
(970) 350-2433
2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue #100
Loveland, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Michael Thakor
(970) 267-9799
2121 E. Harmony Road #360
Fort Collins, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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