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World J Orthop. Sep 18, 2014; 5(4): 537-543
Published online Sep 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i4.537
Psoriatic arthritis: Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment
Jung-Tai Liu, Horng-Ming Yeh, Shyun-Yeu Liu, Kow-Tong Chen
Jung-Tai Liu, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan 736, Taiwan
Horng-Ming Yeh, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tainan Municipal Hospital, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Shyun-Yeu Liu, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan 710, Taiwan
Kow-Tong Chen, Department of Occupational Medicine, Tainan Municipal Hospital, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Kow-Tong Chen, Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Author contributions: Liu JT was contribution to conception, design, and drafting the article; Yeh HM was contribution to conception and design of this article; Liu SY was contribution to design of this article; Chen KT was contribution of conception, design, revising, supervision, and final approval of version of this article.
Correspondence to: Kow-Tong Chen, MD, PhD, Department of Occupational Medicine, Tainan Municipal Hospital, No. 670, Chongde Road, East District, Tainan 701, Taiwan.
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Received: December 24, 2013
Revised: January 24, 2014
Accepted: June 18, 2014
Published online: September 18, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Psoriatic arthritis, usually seronegative for rheumatoid factor, involves the inflammation of synovial tissue, entheses, skin. Clinical manifestation of psoriatic arthritis varies and is under-diagnosed in psoriasis patients. This article presented the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of psoriatic arthritis and to suggest a paradigm for use in standard clinical practice.