Psoriatic Arthritis in the Eastern Part of Uttar Pradesh

  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar Shukla Assistant Professor of Anatomy, ASMC, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Bhaskar Consultant, Department of Skin & V.D., District Hospital Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh India
  • Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rai Associate Professor of Forensic Medicine, MLNMC, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dr. Archana Mishra Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, MLNMC, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dr. Kavita Chawla Professor of Physiology, MLNMC, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Keywords: Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, PASI score, PsA Radiology


Aim: This original research article aims to study Psoriatic Arthritis in the Eastern Part of Uttar Pradesh.

Material & Method: Two hundred twenty-eight patients of psoriasis regardless of age, sex, religion, occupation, attending the skin, and V. D. outpatients Department, B.R.D. Medical College, Gorakhpur for were taken because of the subject of this study. The bulk of patients belonged to the Eastern U.P. and adjoining areas of Bihar and Nepal. The clinical criteria for diagnosis of psoriasis were the presence of Erythematous and papulosquamous lesions with loosely adherent silvery-white scales. The auspitz's sign was demonstrated all told the cases. The detailed clinical history and examination were recorded with Tests for Rheumatoid factor and serum uric acid, Radiographs of both hands and feet, Radiographs of the lumbosacral Spine and both sacroiliac joints and Radiographs of affected joints (if any). Each patient was categorised into mild to severe psoriasis.

Result: The total number of psoriatic arthritis cases was found, 26 of which male were 17 and female were 9. The maximum number of Arthritis cases, 18.5%, were seen with severe disease (PASI score > 15) with higher occurrence in males. The maximum number of joints involved distal interphalangeal joint was 69.2 3%, and the minimum number of joints involved was significant joint 7.69%.

Conclusion: Psoriasis care is unbalanced, with men being more likely to undergo specialist treatment than women, causing higher distal interphalangeal (D.I.P.) joint arthropathy.


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Dr. Rakesh Kumar Shukla, Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Bhaskar, Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rai, Dr. Archana Mishra, Dr. Kavita Chawla. Psoriatic Arthritis in the Eastern Part of Uttar Pradesh. Int J Med Res Rev [Internet]. 2021Oct.29 [cited 2021Nov.30];9(5):315-21. Available from:
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