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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 24 years experience
Sometimes: Psoriasis is an immunological condition that affects the skin and joints. However, not everyone have manifestations of both, and many have only skin or only joint involvement. We are learning that psoriasis also affects the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Psoriasis is a form of arthritis.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Sometimes: One type of arthritis is psoriatic arthritis. That does not mean that everyone that has skin psoriasis will have psoriatic arthritis.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
Psoriasis Arthritis: On occasions psoriasis can accompany arthritis; and vice versa. It does not cause arthritis.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do for my psoriasis and the arthritis it's caused?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Enbrel, (etanercept) methotrexate: Either Methotrexate , Enbrel (etanercept) , Humira stelar a and remocaide can work on psoriasis and possible psoriaitc arthritis.

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