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A 34-year-old male asked:

what are the basic differences in symptoms and clinical menifestations between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Less symetrical : Psoriatic arthritis comes in several forms. The main difference between RA and the type of psoriatic arthritis that is closest to rheumatoid is that psoriatic is less symetrical. Psoriatic is also associated with nail changes, more tendinitis problems, and psoriasis. It is very rare for RA to affect DIP (joints at end of finger). Psoriatic will affect these. There are many other small diff.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Psoriatic vs rheumat: Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis (a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silvery scales). Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not exactly. RA can effect any synovial joint in the body and is not limited to just hands and feet. 25% of adult RA effects only a single joint, usually the knee. Psoriatic arthritis has the same capabilities.
Oct 31, 2013

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