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Dafna D. Gladman

, Cheryl F. Rosen

, and Vinod Chandran

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date: 28 May 2020

Psoriatic arthritis leads to progressive joint damage which is predicted by the presence of swollen joints, damaged joints and elevated acute phase reactants as well as certain HLA alleles

Psoriatic arthritis may be associated with an increased mortality risk

The major cause of death among patients with psoriatic arthritis is cardiovascular disease

Disease severity measured by the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, the number of actively inflamed joints and number of damaged joints at presentation are predictors for early mortality

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