Medical News Today: Can acupuncture help with psoriasis?

Many researchers have looked at the effects of acupuncture on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In this article, we look at how acupuncture can help, what the research says, and how to get acupuncture for psoriasis.
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AbstractStreptococcus is well associated with a myriad of inflammatory diseases. Among others, this bacterium is linked to the triggering of psoriasis and to post-streptococcal reactive arthritis (PSRA), an arthritis which is typically confined to peripheral joints. Three patients who developed acute psoriatic spondyloarthritis (SpA) following a recent streptococcal infection are described in this article. We searched the existing literature for cases of axial involvement in PSRA and reviewed the association between streptococcal infection and psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis )PsA). In all patients, psoriatic SpA occurred ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Abstract Psoriasis (PsO) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with both local and systemic components. PsO-associated arthritis, known as psoriatic arthritis (PsA), develops in approximately 13%-25% of PsO patients. Various factors associated with both PsO and PsA indicate that these conditions are part of a single disease. Identification of novel targets for the development of drugs to treat both PsO and PsA is desirable to provide more patient-friendly treatment regimens. Such targets will likely represent 'common checkpoints' of inflammation, for example key components or transduction cascades of the signalli...
Source: J Cell Mol Med - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research
Abstract Psoriasis (PS) is a common inflammatory and incurable skin disease affecting 2-3% of the human population. Although genome-wide association studies implicate more than 60 loci, the full complement of genetic factors leading to disease is not known. Rare, highly penetrant, gain-of-function, dominantly acting mutations within the human caspase recruitment domain family, member 14 (CARD14) gene lead to the development of PS and psoriatic arthritis (PSA) (a familial p.G117S and de-novo p.E138A alteration). These residues are conserved in mouse and orthologous Knock-In (KI) mutations within Card14 were created...
Source: Experimental and Molecular Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Exp Mol Pathol Source Type: research
Authors: Solmaz D, Ehlebracht A, Karsh J, Bakirci S, McGonagle D, Aydin SZ Abstract OBJECTIVES: Contemporary biologic therapies for psoriasis are independently licensed for psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Since skin disease generally predates PsA and PsA has a subclinical phase, we investigated the pattern of PsA evolution in psoriasis treated with biologic agents compared to other medications including oral therapy, topical agents or no treatments. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in psoriasis patients with musculoskeletal symptoms referred for rheumatological assessment. Patients who had a final...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
ConclusionERAPSO revealed inadequate medical care of obese psoriasis participants with insufficient support for weight loss through diet or increased physical activity. Although psoriasis participants showed an intact self-perception of obesity, they seemed to lack intrinsic motivation to lose weight, highlighting the need for external support in losing weight via tailored programs. Since psoriasis severity correlates with impairment in diets and sports, treating psoriasis adequately may allow participants to follow weight loss programs more successfully.FundingNovartis Pharma GmbH, Nuremberg, DE.
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: GESTURE, the largest and longest duration randomized controlled trial in ppPsO to date, revealed that secukinumab provides a strong and sustained response over 2·5 years in challenging-to-treat ppPsO. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31286480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
Obesity is a common cardiovascular risk factor in psoriatic disease. Although the prevalence of obesity is high, the factors associated with it in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are poorly understood. We aimed to analyze the frequency and obesity-associated factors in a cohort of PsA. This retrospective cross-sectional study included 290 consecutive patients with PsA according to CASPAR criteria. Three-hundred ten psoriatic patients without arthritis and 600 outpatients without inflammatory conditions were used as comparison populations. The factors associated with obesity were analyzed first using conditional lo...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Chikungunya, an Aedes mosquito –transmitted alphavirus with 3 main lineages, circulated in Africa and Asia and recently swept through the Americas.1 After an incubation period of 3 to 7 days, chikungunya-infected persons may present with fever, arthralgia, myalgia, headache, and rash; arthralgia may persist for weeks or longer. 1,2 Predictors of persistent symptoms include age more than 40 years, severity at presentation, and musculoskeletal comorbidity.2 Chikungunya has been rarely associated with the onset or flare of psoriasis,3 but not specifically reported with psoriatic arthritis.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
This article aims to highlight the disease burden of PsA in the region as well as to identify unmet clinical needs. A non-systematic review was carried out in the PubMed database and the most relevant publications were selected. Expert rheumatologists practicing in Africa and the Middle East provide an insight into the challenges of treating PsA in daily practice, along with recommendations for improvements.
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In Denmark, psoriasis has a significant impact on health care costs, income and employment, and is associated with a range of comorbidities.Dermatology
Source: Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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