Psoriatic arthritis of the foot and ankle: analysis of joint involvement and diagnostic errors.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Forty-two patients with psoriatic arthritis arthritis who were referred to a tertiary medical center from 1983 to 1987 were reviewed. The foot and/or ankle was the most common site of joint or bone involvement, (N = 36, 86%). Twenty-six of these patients demonstrated bilateral involvement. The foot and ankle was the most common site of initial arthritis (N = 23, 55%). Errors in patient diagnosis were noted and analyzed. Eight patients with foot and ankle involvement were diagnosed and treated for either gout or compression of a digital nerve. Major causes for misdiagnosis included failure to identify psoriatic skin lesions and failure to associate foot and ankle symptoms with psoriatic arthritis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hammerschlag, WA; Rice, JR; Caldwell, DS; Goldner, JL

Published Date

  • August 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 35 - 39

PubMed ID

  • 1959833

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0198-0211

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/107110079101200107


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States