Can plaquenil cause psoriatic arthritis

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    Can plaquenil cause psoriatic arthritis


    Most people develop psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but the joint problems can sometimes begin before skin patches appear. Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Sunburn or other skin injury. The red color your skin turns after you've been out in the sun too long is a sign of injury. Skin damage causes inflammation that can set off psoriatic arthritis symptoms. This is the Koebner phenomenon at work. Cuts, scrapes, and other skin injuries can also lead to a flare. However my rheumatologist took me off all arthritis drugs and we added them back little by little. When plaquenil was finally included with the other drugs again, it took about three days and my My face started swelling and the rash and and itching. I can only assume that this was the cause of my allergic reaction, even after all the years of use."

    In both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, disease flares may alternate with periods of remission. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine, and can range from relatively mild to severe.

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  3. The anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil may help, but it usually is avoided as it can cause a flare of psoriasis. Azathioprine Imuran may help those with severe forms of psoriatic arthritis. For severely swollen joints, corticosteroid injections can be useful. Surgery can be helpful to repair or replace badly damaged joints.

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    May 21, 2003 ** Originally posted by joannapw **. Has anyone had experience with Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine as treatment for psoriatic arthritis? I am new to this struggle and my MD is trying to be rather conservative because severe hypothyroidism is complicating my symptoms. Jul 03, 2018 Psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which your immune system attacks joint and skin cells and causes joint inflammation, and over time, can also trigger joint. Summary. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more.

     
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