Priority 18 from the Psoriatic Arthritis PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How do changes in female hormones, such as during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, miscarriage, menopause, breast feeding and contraceptive use, trigger or affect psoriatic arthritis and its treatment? (JLA PSP Priority 18)
|JLA question ID
|This question, therefore, aims to generate evidence to fill these gaps to understand if significant differences exist in females with psoriatic arthritis. We already know that the disease is different for men and women but more information is needed. For example, is there a link between a woman's menstrual cycle and joint inflammation and pain intensity? Are there differences in the presentation of psoriatic arthritis between men and women? If so, could this lead to delays in diagnosis? What is the relationship between menopause and psoriatic arthritis?
This is an area of uncertainty. No systematic reviews or guidelines identified.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Inflammatory and immune system
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|Is there a link between intensity of joint inflammation and pain and a womans menstrual cycle?
|9 uncertainties submitted
|PSP unique ID
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|46 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|12 July 2021