Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

An Integrated Approach

  • Kenneth B. Gordon
  • Eric M. Ruderman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Kenneth B. Gordon, Eric M. Ruderman
    Pages 1-2
  3. Genetics

    1. Mahreen Ameen, Jonathan N.W.N. Barker
      Pages 3-11
    2. Proton Rahman, Dafna D. Gladman
      Pages 12-21
  4. Immunopathogenesis

    1. Brian K. Bonish, Brian J. Nickoloff
      Pages 23-35
    2. Jennifer Barton, Christopher T. Ritchlin
      Pages 36-45
  5. Epidemiology

    1. Christine C. Jacobson, Alexa B. Kimball
      Pages 47-56
    2. Dafna D. Gladman
      Pages 57-65
  6. Clinical Presentation

    1. Jennifer Soung, Mark Lebwohl
      Pages 67-72
    2. Philip S. Helliwell
      Pages 73-82
  7. Diagnostic Evaluation

    1. Bettina M. Prinz Vavricka, Joan Guitart
      Pages 83-94
    2. Soumya M. Reddy, Clifton O. Bingham III
      Pages 95-107
  8. Quality of Life

    1. Steven R. Feldman, Stephen R. Rapp
      Pages 109-117
    2. Dafna D. Gladman
      Pages 118-123
  9. Clinical Outcome Measurements

    1. Kenneth B. Gordon
      Pages 125-128
    2. Soumya M. Reddy, Clifton O. Bingham III
      Pages 129-132
  10. Conventional Therapy

    1. Pages 133-184
    2. Christopher G. Jackson, Daniel O. Clegg
      Pages 185-191
  11. Biologic Therapy

    1. Pages 193-222
    2. Pages 223-243
    3. Kenneth B. Gordon, Eric M. Ruderman
      Pages 245-250
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About this book


In the past decade it has become increasingly clear that psoriatic disease, both of the skin and joints, can be a significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the physician and a debilitating illness for the patient. At the same time, advances in genetics and immunology have increased our understanding of the pathophysiology of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This text contains a comprehensive discussion by an international group of experts in psoriatic disease of the pathomechanisms, genetics, diagnosis, and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The information is presented in parallel in order to emphasize the similarities and differences between these two diseases that so commonly occur together. We believe that this approach will make this text an important resource for all practitioners who treat patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.


Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Skin Diseases diseases epidemiology genetics immunology joint pathogenesis pathophysiology physiology psoriasis rheumatic diseases skin disease therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth B. Gordon
    • 1
  • Eric M. Ruderman
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of DermatologyLoyola University, Stritch School of MedicineMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.Division of RheumatologyNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21280-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27190-1
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