• Special Issue Topic

    Psoriatic disease: from the skin to the musculoskeletal system and beyond

    Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024

    Guest Editor

    Prof. Carlos A. Guillen-Astete E-Mail

    Rheumatology Department, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal; Associated Professor at Biomedical Sciences Faculty at Universidad Europea de Madrid; Associated Professor at Medicine Faculty at Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain

    Research Keywords:  Spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound

    About the Special Issue

    Approximately one-third of patients with psoriasis develop musculoskeletal psoriatic disease within 10 years. It is now undeniable that exclusively cutaneous psoriatic disease has systemic repercussions and has been demonstrated specifically in the entheses, even long before local symptoms manifest.

    Although retrospectively, an association between the use of systemic treatments for cutaneous psoriatic disease and protection against the development of musculoskeletal disease has also been identified.

    Since skin manifestations are the first to appear, the focus of scientific attention falls on this group of patients. The aim of the research effort is to identify those patients at risk of developing other manifestations in order to treat them early.

    In the same way, multiple efforts have been directed toward identifying patterns of therapeutic response in musculoskeletal psoriatic disease both with simple and composite biomarkers and with imaging studies. The importance of predicting an optimal therapeutic response to certain treatments is paramount and is also the key to avoiding the development of irreversible structural complications.

    This special issue aims to bring together research initiatives aimed at studying the behavior of the locomotor system in patients with psoriatic disease from any perspective: biomarkers, questionnaires, or imaging studies.

    We welcome all innovative contributions, as well as new applications of previous knowledge in the study of the locomotor system of these patients to identify new tools that allow both early diagnosis and early detection of changes in the evolution of the disease.

    Keywords: Rheumatology, psoriatic disease

    Call for Papers

    Published Articles

    Open Access
    Psoriasis, bone and bowel: a comprehensive review and new insights
    Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disorder affecting about 2% of the population worldwide which is associated with significant morbidity. The disease usually presents as raised, well-demarcated [...] Read more.
    Fakhreddin Sabooniha
    Published: January 18, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:1–19
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00029
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    How should we do in the selection and follow-up of systemic conventional treatments in psoriasis?
    There is an increasing need for appropriate effective treatment and long-term disease control in patients with psoriasis because of the decreased quality of life, increased physicosocial deficits an [...] Read more.
    Sevgi Akarsu
    Published: December 05, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:241–256
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00026
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Original Article
    Relationship between tendon elastography and clinical and ultrasound enthesitis scores in patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
    Aim: To determine the existence of a correlation between the elastographic study of the patellar and Achilles tendons and the enthesis evaluation in patients with psoriasis with or without psoria [...] Read more.
    Carlos A. Guillén-Astete ... Mónica Vázquez-Díaz
    Published: November 20, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:207–215
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00023
    Times Cited: 0