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Laura D Carbone
(901) 448-2300
1910 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Michael Alan Cremer, MD
(901) 347-8100
7945 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1969

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John Churchill Huntwork
(228) 696-9995
4211 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kenneth James Hardy, MD
(601) 984-6440
124 Campbell Cv
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Neal I. Shparago
(601) 353-7090
1190 North State Street
Jackson, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Baptist, St. Dominics
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Andrew H Kang
(901) 448-2300
1910 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Paula Ann Herring, MD
7945 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert B Daggett
(601) 553-2000
2024 15th St
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Charles King
(662) 377-5930
845 South Madison Street
Tupelo, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: University of Kansas
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: North Mississippi Health Services
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Alan Reuben Erickson, MD
(662) 842-5930
4207 Ridgemont Dr
Belden, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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