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Psoriasis Arthritis Symptoms
Im 29 & have what dr thinks cld be psoriasis on toenails but no skin symptoms. Have arthritis in back & chronic pain. Can this be psoriatic arthritis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does being exposed to the sun a lot cause psoriasis to flare up? And does having psoriasis increase my likelihood of having arthritis?
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes red patches on the body. About 1 in 20 people with psoriasis will develop arthritis with the skin condition. In most cases, psoriasis comes before the arthritis. New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are the treatment of choice: humira, enbrel, remicade, simponi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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