Psoriatic arthritis, also known as arthropathic psoriasis, is a form of arthritis that occurs in many people with psoriasis. The symptoms are painful, stiff and swollen joints, often accompanied by extreme exhaustion.
It is important to begin a treatment regime early, usually one consisting of anti-inflammatory medication, to prevent irreversible joint damage.
Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London.
Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital.
He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach.
Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.
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