Psoriatic Arthritis | psoriatic arthritis hearing

Psoriatic Arthritis | psoriatic arthritis hearing


What? You say you can’t hear and you also
have psoriatic arthritis… you’re not alone… Psoriatic Arthritis Associated with Vestibular
and Hearing Disorders Michael Page, PharmD writing in HCP live reported
one of the hallmarks of psoriatic arthritis is the constellation of vestibular impairment
abnormalities associated with the condition. Researchers Amor-Dorado et al published a
study in The Journal of Rheumatology evaluating the relationship between impaired balance,
vertigo, and other audiovestibular manifestations of psoriatic arthritis. In a series of 60 patients that met diagnostic
criteria for psoriatic arthritis and 60 matched control patients, investigators assessed patients
using an audiogram and a validated assessment of balance known as computerized dynamic posturography.
Of the 60 patients with psoriatic arthritis, 60% showed signs of hearing loss on an audiogram
versus 8.3% of matched controls. In addition, nearly one-fourth of patients with psoriatic
arthritis showed signs of difficulty balancing, compared with 0% of control patients. Comment: A very interesting and disturbing
finding.

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