Joint Affections in Systemic Diseases

  • Arnold Soren


Bourdillon [168] described in 1888 the coincidence of psoriasis and arthritis and postulated an etiological relationship between them. This connection was subsequently discounted by Gribble [678] and Margolis [1026] who interpreted the arthritis in their cases as rheumatoid arthritis occurring incidentally in psoriasis. Coste [326] also considered the joint affection in psoriasis as rheumatoid arthritis but with its features modified by a psoriatic background. However, distinct differences in certain clinical traits and laboratory findings led Bennett [117], Dawson et al. [378], DeSeze et al. [408], Moll et al. [1129], and Wright [1789] to consider the joint changes occurring in psoriasis as a disease of its own, and basically related to psoriasis.


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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnold Soren
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  1. 1.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Medical Faculty of University in ViennaUniversity Docent of Orthopaedic SurgeryAustria
  3. 3.Manhattan Veterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.Bellevue HospitalNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.N. Y. U. Medical CenterUSA

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