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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
e-ISSN: 2067-7790

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Written by Ciacli C.,Cojocaru M.   
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Authors: Camelia Ciacli1 , Cojocaru M2,3
Affiliation: 1 Faculty of General Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine from „Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad (Romania); Department of Immunology
2“Titu Maiorescu” University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Bucharest
3”Dr. Ion Stoia” Clinical Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract: Evaluate demographic and clinical parameters for psoriatic arthritis in comparison with rheumatoid arthritis, to demonstrate the existence of clinically significant differences between the two diseases. We investigated two groups of patients: group 1 (patients with psoriatic arthritis diagnosed according to the CASPAR criteria), group 2 (patients with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed according to the ARA criteria). For each group we analysed as follow: detailed case history, detailed clinical examination and adapted questionnaire. Comparing the group of patients with psoriatic arthritis to those with rheumatoid arthritis it can be seen a net differences between the two diseases. Our personal interest was based on the finding that this disease significantly affects patient's quality of life, disability who joins the skin lesions of psoriasis conferred and aimed us to study and identify some clinical and demographic parameters useful in early diagnosis to prevent the occurrence of disability in these patients.
Keywords: psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, demographic and clinical parameters
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