Nurse Practitioner Q&A: Psoriatic Arthritis 101

Sep 13, 2019

Psoriatic arthritis can appear in a variety of ways from nail disease to peripheral joint pain. But, there are a few hallmark signs that can send a rheumatologist or rheumatology nurse in the right direction. In this Q&A, Linda Grinnell-Merrick, NP, discusses the ins and outs of a psoriatic arthritis diagnosis.

Psoriatic arthritis can appear in a variety of ways from nail disease to peripheral joint pain. But, there are a few hallmark signs that can send a rheumatologist or rheumatology nurse in the right direction. In a presentation given at the Rheumatology Nurses Society annual meeting in August, Linda Grinnell-Merrick, NP, an allergy, immunology and rheumatology nurse practitioner at the University of Rochester Medical Center, discussed the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.In this Q&A, Ms. Grinnell-Merrick discusses the ins and outs of a psoriatic arthritis diagnosis.