The hand in Rheumatoid Arthritis
incl. the FINGERNAILS!
How to recognize arthritis in nails?
Psoriatic arthritis nails (or arthropathic psoriasis) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects around 20% of people suffering
from the chronic skin condition Psoriasis.
Treatment of psoriatic arthritis nails is similar to that of Rheumatoid arthritis nails.
More than 80% of patients with psoriatic arthritis will have psoriatic nail lesions characterised by pitting of the nails,
or more extremely, loss of the nail itself (onycholysis).
Typical nail characteristics in rheumatoid arthritis are: (1) nail beading, (2) Yellow nail syndrome, (3) nail clubbing, (4) reddish lunula, (5) red spots in the nail folds, and (6) uneven nail growth.
The hand in RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS!
The hand in DIABETES MELLITUS!
The hand in PSORIASIS!
Fingernails & RHEUMA!
Distal Interphalangeal Predominant: This type of psoriatic arthritis is found in about 5% of patients, and is characterised by inflammation and stiffness in the joints nearest to the ends of the fingers and toes. Nail changes are often marked. (source: en.wikipedia.org)
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