Five-year outcome of a primary-care-based inception cohort of patients with inflammatory polyarthritis plus psoriasis

Morgan, C, Lunt, M, Bunn, D, Scott, DGI and Symmons, DPM (2007) Five-year outcome of a primary-care-based inception cohort of patients with inflammatory polyarthritis plus psoriasis. Rheumatology, 46 (12). pp. 1819-1823. ISSN 1462-0324

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Abstract

Objectives. To establish whether patients with inflammatory arthritis plus psoriasis have a different outcome from those who do not have psoriasis. Methods. Seventy-nine patients with inflammatory arthritis plus psoriasis were recruited by the Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR) in 1990–94 and followed for 5 yrs. Their outcome was compared with the remainder (n = 755) of the NOAR cohort. We then restricted the analysis to subjects who were rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative, and compared those with and without psoriasis. Outcomes studied included remission, deformed joint count, the presence and extent of erosive damage and physical function. Results. Patients with psoriasis were younger, more likely to be male, less likely to be RF-positive and more likely to have been treated with disease-modifying drugs than patients without psoriasis. After adjustment for age, gender and treatment, the only differences between the psoriasis and non-psoriasis groups were in RF positivity (adjusted odds ratio 0.44; 95% CI 0.25, 0.78) and in the Larsen score in patients with erosions. Conclusions. Patients with inflammatory arthritis plus psoriasis have a similar outcome to other RF-negative patients with arthritis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 14:50
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/31712
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/kem270

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