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What Do These Patient Symptoms Mean?

What Do These Patient Symptoms Mean?

1. A 43-year-old man with psoriasis has pain and morning stiffness of the fingers. Which of the following medications reduces the progression of psoriatic arthritis?

A. Ustekinumab (Stelara)
B. Methotrexate
C. Leflunomide
D. Photochemotherapy with psoralen–UV-A (PUVA)

2. A 49-year-old man with no past medical history presents with psoriasiform plaques on the extensor aspect of the elbows and knees bilaterally, as well as in the gluteal cleft. He has no additional complaints. This patient may benefit from which of the following laboratory tests?

A. Echocardiography
B. Fasting glucose
C. Hemoglobin A1C
D. Electrocardiogram 

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