Environmental Risk Factors...

I just found a bizarre collection of Environmental Risk Factors for the onset of Inflammatory Arthritis, in this case Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in Psoriasis patients:

1) Rubella vaccination :eek:
2) Injury sufficient to require a medical consultation :confused:
3) Recurrent oral ulcers :(
4) Moving house :D
5) Fractured bone requiring hospital admission :wheelchair:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17823200

and another paper that mentions a likely role for....viral infections as a trigger for PsA:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2688229/?tool=pmcentrez

also explains why Rituximab is probably not suitable for Psoriasis patients...

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