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On the applicability of the CASPAR criteria in psoriatic arthritis
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    Revising the CASPAR criteria

    Dear Editor,

    The authors correctly point out that their proposed modification will require revalidation of the criteria and, like Olivieri and Spadaro, I agree that the criteria will need to be revisited for early disease.
    However, for now they are the best we have and they should be used for epidemiology and clinical trials. I am puzzled how the Moll and Wright criteria performed better than CASPAR, s...

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    On the applicability of the CASPAR criteria in psoriatic arthritis
    • Ignazio Olivieri, MD
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      • Gianna A. Mennillo, and Salvatore D'Angelo

    Dear Editor

    We read with great interest the proposed modification to the CASPAR criteria (1) made by Pedersen & Junker (2). In order to improve the criteria sensitivity in cross-sectional studies, the authors suggested to include a previous diagnosis of arthritis by a rheumatologist and of psoriatic lesions (skin and nails) documented by a dermatologist or a rheumatologist.
    In a recent paper, we f...

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