Psoriatic Arthritis is sometimes misdiagnosed as Enteropathic Arthritis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Enteropathic Arthritis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Psoriatic Arthritis.

There is no cure for psoriatic arthritis. The aim of the treatment is to get the inflammation under control and reduce joint pain. Anti-inflammatory medication as well as disease modifying antirheumatic drugs are mostly prescribed. If the joints are badly damaged, surgery to replace damaged joints is recommended. Steroid injections administered to the affected joints can also be helpful. Diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis is mainly aided by eliminating other conditions that produce similar symptoms. There is no specific test to confirm diagnosis but imaging tests are sometimes done to check for some markers.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Lower back pain, nail changes, eye inflammation, swollen fingers and toes, foot pain

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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