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Psoriatic juvenile idiopathic arthritis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Juvenile psoriatic arthritis
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Overview

Psoriatic juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a subtype of juvenile idiopathic arthritis that is characterized by both arthritis and psoriasis. Other signs and symptoms may include dactylitis (inflammation and swelling of an entire finger or toe); nail pitting or splitting; and eye problems. Although the underlying cause of psoriatic juvenile idiopathic arthritis is currently unknown (idiopathic), it is thought to occur due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It is very rare for more than one member of a family to have juvenile arthritis; however, research suggests that having a family member with juvenile arthritis or any autoimmune disease may increase the risk of having juvenile arthritis, in general. Treatment usually involves different types of medications to help manage symptoms and/or physical therapy.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 11/23/2015

References

  1. David D Sherry, MD. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Medscape Reference. September 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1007276-overview.
  2. Juvenile Arthritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. June 2015; http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Juv_Arthritis/default.asp#2.
  3. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Genetics Home Reference. February 2015; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis.
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Psoriatic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Psoriatic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Juvenile psoriatic arthritis
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