Clinical patterns of psoriatic arthritis & association with age & gender among patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital

Nadia Sultan, Asad Ali Chaudhry, Ghazala Butt, Saima Rehman, Shahbaz Aman, Tabinda Shoaib


Background Psoriasis is a common skin condition, which is known to affect about 1-2% of the world population. PsA is a known extra-cutaneous complication of psoriasis, which has variably been reported to affect 5-40%.1


Objective To determine the clinical patterns of psoriatic arthritis & association with age & gender among patients of patients presenting to a tertiary care setting.


Materials and Methods A cross sectional study conducted at  OPD, Unit-I, KEMU Mayo  Hospital, Lahore, conducted for six months from 20th August, 2013 to 20th February, 2014. Total sixty five patients of psoriatic arthritis diagnosed according to Moll & Wright criteria were enrolled & evaluated for the pattern of arthritis & its association with age & gender. Data entry and analysis was done by using SPSS 16.


Results Among 65 cases of PsA, 44 (67.69%) M & 21 (32.31%) F, mean age 42.92±13.70 y, asymmetrical oligo-arthritis was most common pattern in 22 (33.85%). Most PsA cases were in their 2nd to 5th decade.


Conclusion Most common pattern was asymmetric oligo-arthritis. Males of late young and middle age were affected the most.



Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, clinical patterns, moll and wright criteria

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