© 2008

Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis

  • P. J. Mease
  • P. S. Helliwell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dafna D. Gladman
    Pages 1-14
  3. Christopher Ritchlin, Jennifer Barton
    Pages 15-23
  4. Philip Helliwell
    Pages 25-38
  5. Ai Lyn Tan, Dennis McGonagle
    Pages 39-51
  6. Kristina P. Callis, Gerald G. Krueger
    Pages 53-61
  7. Helen Foster
    Pages 63-80
  8. Philip J. Mease
    Pages 81-97
  9. Gerald G. Krueger, Kristina P. Callis
    Pages 99-113
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 115-118

About this book


Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis

Eds. Mease and Helliwell

A visual guide to the complex and inter-related diseases of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis, this volume contains more than 150 images spanning a wide spectrum of variations of the disease. Each chapter comprises an introductory overview, along with a series of relevant images and tables in which the key information on each topic is outlined. The content is comprehensive and authoritative, featuring contributions from leading experts who chart the diseases from diagnosis through to clinical treatment. 

This book contains an expansive but simple to digest summary of the subject, featuring up-to-date discussion by renowned field practitioners on the following areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Aetiology and pathogenesis
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Paediatric psoriatic arthritis
  • Imaging
  • Skin disease
  • Management of psoriasis
  • Treatment of psoriatic arthritis


Along with charting the rise of radiological imaging in the subject, the book also includes sections on juvenile psoriatic arthritis, which will aid clinicians in distinguishing the characteristics and features of the disease in children, as well as discussions of clinical drug trials.

Overall, the book will be of particular interest to rheumatologists, dermatologists, and family practitioners, with the atlas’ images especially providing an essential reference library.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. J. Mease
    • 1
  • P. S. Helliwell
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

About the editors

Philip J. Mease, MD, is a clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he has also been chief resident and fellow in rheumatology, and is chief of rheumatology clinical research at the Swedish Hospital Medical Center. He is highly involved in clinical trials of new therapies for a number of rheumatic disease conditions, (including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis,) and is a founding organizer of GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.) Publications include numerous articles and book contributions. Philip Mease also sits on review boards for The Journal of Rheumatology, Arthritis & Rheumatism, and The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases and has received the Medical Communicator Award of the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr Mease chairs / co-chairs three working groups of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology): psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and single joint assessment. He is also on the medical advisory boards of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, the Lupus Foundation, the Psoriasis Foundation, and the Northwest Arthritis & Osteoporosis Institute. With a strong interest in education, he is also a part of the speakers’ bureaus of the Arthritis Foundation, Lupus Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, Wyeth Ayerst, SmithKline Beecham, Genelab Technologies, Proctor & Gamble – to name but a few.

Philip S. Helliwell, BM, BCh, is currently senior lecturer in rheumatology at the University of Leeds, Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal & Rehabilitation Medicine. His interests include chronic pain, disability, and communication. He has written about the Moll and Wright classification criteria for diagnosing PsA, making the case for retaining at least the two subgroups of peripheral and axial disease and splitting the peripheral disease into oligo- and polyarthritis.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Editors Philip J. Mease
    Philip S. Helliwell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84628-896-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-85729-174-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84628-897-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 118
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Rheumatology
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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Industry Sectors
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"This is a comprehensive, well illustrated review featuring contributions from leading experts in the filed of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. … the book is intended for rheumatologists, dermatologists, and family practice physicians. I think it is appropriate for rheumatologists and dermatologists in training and as a quick reference for primary care physicians and internists. … This is a well written, concise, well organized, and illustrative book that can serve as a quick visual guide for clinicians." (Aisha Shaikh, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008)

“This is a comprehensive overview of psoriatic arthritis with chapters that consist of brief introductions followed by extensive figures with detailed captions. … It is intended for rheumatologists, dermatologists, and family practitioners. … The inclusion of data that supports new treatment modalities is also helpful, enabling the audience to quickly appreciate the efficacy of treatment and associated dosages, as well as the targeted study population. … this is an authoritative, comprehensive overview of psoriatic arthritis and a valuable reference for its targeted audience.” (Amy Marie Archer, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2011)