RESULTS OF THE RETROSPECTIVE 10-YEAR ANALYSIS OF STATIC PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS: 1. DEMOGRAPHIC, CLINICAL AND ANAMNESTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF TREATMENT
Summary. It was studied the demographic, clinical-anamnestic characteristics and the content of drug therapy in 281 patients with psoriatic arthritis (PSA) during the first hospitalization in the rheumatological department. Arthritis manifested at the age of 5 to 74 years (on average — 38) and in 69% of cases it was coupled with the skin psoriasis (SP) (on average after 13 years of its appearance). PSA and SP developed simultaneously in 13%, arthritis was preceded PS in 11% of patients (average over 8 years), 7% of patients had only a family history of SP. Psoriatic nail lesions were observed in 14% of patients. During the first hospitalization, already 46% of patients had III and IV X-ray stage of the disease and 62% had functional insufficiency of joints II and III degrees, which may be due to late hospitalization in a specialized hospital (8 years after the onset of arthritis) and non-optimal outpatient treatment. Only 38% of patients received basic drugs at the time of hospitalization, 25% received glucocorticoids, and 90% and 50% of patients were prescribed in the hospital, respectively.
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