Fibromyalgia in psoriatic arthritis patients responsible for worse clinical evaluations: Study

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  1. Alexis20

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    Fibromyalgia in psoriatic arthritis patients is responsible for worsened clinical evaluations, according to research findings. The researchers performed a cross-sectional study and investigated the presence of fibromyalgia in 73 psoriatic arthritis patients. Fibromyalgia was present in 13 patients.

    All patients were submitted to several evaluations that included Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), the Dermatology Life Quality Index, the Leeds Enthesitis Index (LEI), the Composite Psoriatic Disease Activity Index (CPDAI), minimal disease activity (MDA), and the Disease Activity index for Psoriatic Arthritis (DPSA) scores.
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