אודות דלקת מפרקים פסוריאטית (ספחתית) – חלק 2/2

אודות דלקת מפרקים פסוריאטית (ספחתית) – חלק 2/2


It is important for you to know that the purpose
of this film is solely to provide information. It does not express an opinion, diagnosis,
recommendation of medical treatment
or consultation process
in the name of your family doctor. Psoriatic Arthritis:
Characteristics, Causes & Frequency Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease in which some patients suffer from an inflammation of the joints called psoriatic arthritis. This disease is characterized by
a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms, starting with a mild form of illness
that affects only one joint, on to the involvement of
the pelvic joints and spinal column and finally, the involvement
of multiple joints. More about the different types of the
disease and their causes in this clip. Psoriatic arthritis can harm any joint in the body. The location of the affected joints categorizes the patients
into different groups. It is customary to divide patients
into five groups but it is important to note
that this division is arbitrary and most patients suffer from
a combination of sub-groups. The first group is
symmetric arthritis that affects small and large joints
in the upper and lower appendages in a symmetrical fashion, similar to rheumatoid arthritis. The second group presents
as asymmetric arthritis and affects a relatively small number
of joints in an asymmetric manner. This is the largest group,
approximately 70% of all patients who suffer from psoriatic arthritis. A third group is categorized
as psoriatic spondylitis, an inflammation that attacks mainly
the pelvic joints and spinal column. The fourth group is characterized by
patients whom the inflammation affects only the “DIP,” the small joints
in the fingers, closest to the nail. The smallest group of patients
suffers from the most severe form of inflammation that causes
progressive destruction of the joints, called psoriatic arthritis mutilans. Additional characteristics
of psoriatic arthritis include swelling and inflammation
along the entire length of the finger that makes the fingers look like
sausages. This is called dactylitis and affection of the nails in a high
percentage of psoriasis patients. Subtitles:
Elrom Studios

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