Tomonori Taniguchi

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BACKGROUND The Classification of Psoriatic Arthritis Study Group published new criteria for classifying psoriatic arthritis (PsA) which included nail psoriasis. Our aim was to clarify the clinical importance of nail disease in PsA patients. METHODS We investigated the types and severity of nail disease by using the modified nail psoriasis severity score(More)
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has many clinical and radiological manifestations but lacks a specific laboratory marker. The aim of the present study was to identify noteworthy features in PsA patients on routine clinical examinations. The subjects were 25 PsA patients who were classified based on the Classification of Psoriatic Arthritis (CASPAR) criteria. The(More)
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is difficult to distinguish from various forms of inflammatory arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis (PsA), rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. A 67-year-old Japanese male had been treated for psoriasis vulgaris for 13 years. Numbness of his right arm and lower limbs and spinal stiffening had(More)
Chronic leg ulcers have various causes and can be difficult to treat, although topical treatments, including basic fibroblast growth factor and PGE1, have been used. We applied an allogeneic cultured dermal substitute (CDS) to eight patients with intractable ulcers. The patients had various underlying diseases, including diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus(More)
The early psoriatic arthritis screening questionnaire (EARP) is a simple and fast method for the identification of arthritis in patients with psoriasis. We established the Japanese version of the EARP (J-EARP) questionnaire, which includes 10 items with two choices for each. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of the J-EARP questionnaire. A total of 90(More)