Arthritis Specialists North Royalton OH

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Douglas Nathan Flagg, MD
14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jeffrey Albert Biro, DO
(216) 524-7377
1 Eagle Valley Ct
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1981

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Marie Kuchynski, MD
(216) 844-3170
3812 Center Rd Ste 106
Brunswick, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Southwest Community Health Sys, Cleveland, Oh

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Alla Jacob Model, MD
(440) 519-6800
5001 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: First Leningrad I P Pavlov Med Inst, St Petersburg, Russia
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ruben Asis Miguel, MD
(216) 398-8196
7575 Northcliff Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1965

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Douglas Flagg
(216) 383-0100
14200 Ridge Rd
N Royalton, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Giuseppe Antonelli
(440) 743-7100
6789 Ridge Rd
Parma, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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North Coast Natural Health
(330) 460-5155
1814-B Pearl Road
Brunswick, OH
Services
Women's Health, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Metabolic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Arthritis, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Ruben A Miguel
(216) 398-8196
7575 Northcliff Ave
Brooklyn, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Hulya Bukulmez, MD
(216) 778-8293
2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Gazi Univ, Tip Fak, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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