psoriatic arthritis

Upadacitinib Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Upadacitinib
by Alexis Carrington, MD on
Upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) is a once daily oral medication that is FDA approved for a variety of conditions including psoriatic arthritis and atopic dermatitis. Jak inhibitors, like upadacitinib, are a class of drugs showing to be effective in treating inflammatory conditions. Upadacitnib is not only being used to treat  rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, but  was recently FDA approved i …
Translating Psoriasis Guidelines into Practice
psoriasis guidelines
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
Before we dive into our discussion, let’s outline the Guideline-Based Approach to Treatment Selection. The International Psoriasis Council has divided psoriasis treatment classification into 2 groups: Patients who are a candidate for topical therapy, or Patients who are a candidate for systemic therapy Candidates for systemic therapy must meet at least 1 of the following …
Pediatric Verrucous Psoriasis: A Case Report in a Pediatric Patient
Pediatric Verrucous Psoriasis
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Verrucous psoriasis (VP) is a rare histologic variant of psoriasis. To date, fewer than 40 cases have been reported, with pediatric cases representing an exceedingly small fraction. Treatment options are limited, and the disease is often refractory to conventional methods. Herein, JDD authors Samantha Sherkin OMS-IV, Christian Summa OMS-IV, David Crasto DO, Zackary Whitney DO, Lazlo Karai MD PhD, …
The Many Faces of Psoriasis | Part 2
psoriasis
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Did you know that psoriasis doesn’t just present on the arms, legs, and trunk? It can also appear in non-conventional locations (aka “special site” psoriasis) including the scalp, face, and body folds (such as the axillary, inframammary, and inguinal fields, and intergluteal clefts). In the skin folds, psoriasis is also referred to as “inverse psoriasis.” In darker skin types, the areas …
Combined Dermatology/Rheumatology Clinics | The Experts Weigh In
Combined Dermatology/Rheumatology Clinics
by Allison Sit on
Everyday Health recently posted an article about the benefits of combined dermatology and rheumatology clinics in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Does research show a patient care benefit? What are ways dermatology and rheumatology providers can work better together outside of a combined clinic model? For expert advice, I reached out to Brad Glick, DO, MPH, clinical assistant professor …