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Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

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Dr. Nakamura is a rheumatologist who has practiced in the Ota Nishinouchi Hospital attached to Ota General Hospital, National Health Insurance Matsudo City Hospital, Chiba University Hospital, and the National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital.

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  • Skin is dark and hard

  • Lumps under skin

  • Increase in dandruff

  • Leathery skin

  • Skin is rough and dry

  • Reddish skin lumps

  • Hard skin

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What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis is an inflammatory joint condition associated with the skin disorder Psoriasis, which causes red, scaly patches on the skin. Joint pain, swelling and stiffness are typical signs of Psoriatic Arthritis.

Typical Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Back pain improves with exercise

  • Thick, leathery skin

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Area of skin that is rough and hard

  • Scalp rash

  • Change in nail color

  • Skin over the entire body is red

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Psoriatic Arthritis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Does exercise help with your back pain?

  • Do you have areas of rough or thick skin?

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you have dry or rough skin?

Treatmentof Psoriatic Arthritis

Since Psoriatic Arthritis is a chronic condition with no cure, treatment is aimed at controlling the various symptoms and preventing damage of the affected joints. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are among the most commonly used treatments.

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References

  • Liu JT, Yeh HM, Liu SY, Chen KT. Psoriatic arthritis: Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. World J Orthop. 2014 Sep 18;5(4):537-43. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i4.537. PMID: 25232529; PMCID: PMC4133459.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4133459/

  • Coates LC, Helliwell PS. Psoriatic arthritis: state of the art review. Clin Med (Lond). 2017 Feb;17(1):65-70. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-1-65. PMID: 28148584; PMCID: PMC6297592.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6297592/

  • Psoriatic arthritis - Mayo Clinic

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354076

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Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Kaito Nakamura, MD

Kaito Nakamura, MD (Rheumatology)

Dr. Nakamura is a rheumatologist who has practiced in the Ota Nishinouchi Hospital attached to Ota General Hospital, National Health Insurance Matsudo City Hospital, Chiba University Hospital, and the National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital.

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