How Dermatologists Can Help Address Gaps in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatology Advisor—July 6, 2016

Rheumatology Advisor writer Tori Rodriguez addresses recent study findings that suggest there are gaps between dermatologists and rheumatologists when diagnosing and treating psoriatic arthritis.

Susan M. Goodman, MD, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, provides insight on the topic: "Careful screening and early referral to rheumatology has become the norm in patients with psoriasis and PsA." She also notes, "'The choice of therapy to ensure that arthritis is adequately treated and skin is under control requires collaboration between the specialties."

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