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11mvosters
10-12-2018, 02:12 PM
Hey guys I was diagnosed with psoriasis, passed a class 1 medical last year and continued with my degree. I'm wanting to start flight school this spring, but have since gotten nail psoriasis and am worried about problems with arthritis later down the road. Has anyone experienced this?? Can you keep a class 1 and be treated for it?


Excargodog
10-12-2018, 02:58 PM
It requires a special issuance but most people can be treated with medications that still permit them to continue to hold a medical. A few severe cases cannot.



Special Issuances - Arthritis and/or Psoriasis
AME Assisted Special Issuance (AASI) is a process that provides Examiners the ability to re-issue an airman medical certificate under the provisions of an Authorization for Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) to an applicant who has a medical condition that is disqualifying under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 67.
An FAA physician provides the initial certification decision and grants the Authorization in accordance with 14 CFR 67.401. The Authorization letter is accompanied by attachments that specify the information that treating physician(s) must provide for the re-issuance determination.
If this is a first-time application for an AASI for the above disease/condition, and the applicant has all the requisite medical information necessary for a determination, the Examiner must defer and submit all of the documentation to the AMCD or RFS for the initial determination.
Examiners may re-issue an airman medical certificate under the provisions of an Authorization, if the applicant provides the following:
An Authorization granted by the FAA;
The type of arthritis or psoriasis;
A general assessment of condition and effect on daily activities;
The name and dosage of medication(s) used for treatment and/or prevention with comment regarding side effects; and
For arthritis - comments regarding range of motion of neck, upper and lower extremities, hands, etc.
The Examiner must defer to the AMCD or Region if:
The applicant has developed any associated systemic manifestations;
For arthritis - new joints have become involved;
The applicant required change in medication used for control of the disease; or
The applicant is taking steroids doses equivalent to more than 20mg of prednisone
per day (steroid conversion calculator).
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USMCFLYR
10-13-2018, 03:38 AM
You have psoriatic arthritis.

As Excargodog said - it can be treated easily. Humira, Enbrel, and Consentyx are some of the approved medicines. You'll have to get a letter yearly from your treating physician stating that your conditions are stable.


USMCFLYR
10-13-2018, 03:41 AM
If you develop arthritis, you have a type of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. It is very similar to rheumatoid arthritis - but without the disfiguration usually associated with that type at laster stages (if that is any consolation to you).

As Excargodog said - it can be treated easily. Humira, Enbrel, and Consentyx are some of the approved medicines. You'll have to get a letter yearly from your treating physician stating that your conditions are stable.

11mvosters
10-14-2018, 09:47 PM
Thank You for your comments!



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