[Management of psoriatic arthritis]. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) begins with education. Each consultation provides an opportunity for the physician to counsel the patient and family about the disease and its clinical course that is unique to that individual. It is a chance for the patient and family to learn and adapt. There are also a variety of further ways for instruction to occur. In addition to regional educational symposia, there exists an international network of service organizations, focused on education and advocacy for patients with psoriasis and PsA, which are accessible by phone, mail, and the internet. Examples include the National Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation in the USA, and a variety of similar organizations in other parts of the world.

publication date

  • January 1, 1996