Fast Five Quiz: Psoriatic Arthritis Imaging

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


February 27, 2020

Ultrasound is a useful technique for assessing the extent of disease and identifying inflammatory changes, monitoring treatment, and guiding intra-articular steroid interventions. The European League Against Rheumatism has endorsed the use of ultrasound for the early diagnosis of enthesitis as well as peripheral arthritis, tenosynovitis, and bursitis.

On ultrasound, the nail can be demonstrated as a prominent bilayer with obliteration of the bilayer with psoriatic onycholysis.

Learn more about ultrasonography in psoriatic arthritis.


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