Psoriatic arthritis linked with diabetes and other endocrine disorders

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psoriatic arthritis, diabetes, arthritis and diabetes, thyroid, arthritis magazinePsoriatic arthritis is linked to diabetes, Cushing disease, hypothyroidism and osteoporosis, according to a recent analysis in The Journal of Rheumatology.

A total of 3,161 people with psoriatic arthritis were compared to over 30,000 people without psoriatic arthritis. The research group found:

  • After taking into account age, gender, smoking, obesity and steroid use, there was an increased risk of diabetes in people with psoriatic arthritis;
  • When adjusting for age, gender, smoking and steroid use (but not obesity) there was an increased risk for osteoporosis for people with psoriatic arthritis’
  • An adjustment for age and gender showed an increased risk for hypothyroidism in people with psoriatic arthritis;
  • Osteoporosis was linked to disease-modifying antirheumatic drug use, suggesting a more severe stage of disease.
  • There was no increased risk for Addison disease, acromegaly, hyperthyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, diabetes insipidus or pituitary adenoma.

“Awareness of these comorbidities may help physicians provide the optimal medical care to patients with psoriatic arthritis,” the authors conclude.

Click here to read the original research.

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