WHAT IS PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS?
Psoriatic arthritis manifests symptoms of arthritis and psoriasis. Virtually all affected patients have psoriasis, which is characterized by thickened, inflamed patches of skin often covered by silver-gray scales. About 20 to 30 percent of persons with psoriasis have accompanying arthritis, which is characterized by pain and swelling in one or more joints.
Of the many types of arthritis, psoriatic arthritis is relatively rare. It usually first appears in men and women between the ages of 30 and 50. The psoriatic component of the disease often precedes arthritis by several months or even years.
There are five different forms of psoriatic arthritis:
1. Asymmetric Polyarthritis
2. Symmetric Polyarthritis
3. Arthritis Mutilans
4. DIP (The DIP stands for Distal Interphalangeal Joints)
5. Ankylosing Spondyloarthropathy
"Research in Rheumatoid Arthritis has shown us that a lot of damage and disability tends to occur early on in the disease," said Dr. Robert Hoffman, Director of the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Missouri's Health Sciences Center. "This research has also shown that aggressive treatment early on in the disease seems to limit disability and improve functional outcome. This information has now been applied to other forms of inflammatory arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis."
As a result, physicians currently tend to prescribe stronger prescription drugs such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, Sulfasalazine, gold injections or Methotrexate, early on following diagnosis. This approach slows the disease's progression and alleviates disability. In lieu of the pyramid model of progressive steps, physicians today prescribe the most effective drug(s), based on a more thorough evaluation of a person's specific combination of symptoms.
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For details on how CMO is believed to work, go to http://www.cis9.com and review Dr. Len Sands' article.
Click here to review a clinical trial summary of the trial conducted by Dr. H. Siemandi, M.D., et al, that reviews results of psoriatic patients.
CMO is not effective for those currently taking immune suppressing medications.