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Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can psoriasis cause arthritis? How?

Psoriasis Arthritis: On occasions psoriasis can accompany arthritis; and vice versa. It does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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

Psoriatic arthritis: See a dermatologist for the psoriatic skin lesions and get in to see a rheumatologist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of the psoriatic arthritis. http://www.psoriasis.com/?cid=ppc_ppd_hderm_ggl_041174. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is psoriatic arthritis?

What is psoriatic arthritis?

Common!: Perphaps 20-30% of psoriasis patients develop arthritis. So having a strong family history for both psoriasis and arthritis are very important rheumatology questions to ask! i believe it is more common than rheumatoid arthritis. This is true in my practice. Over halp of my patients with psoriatic arthritis do not know they have it, until a thorough investigation for hidden spots identifies it! ...Read more

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How do you cure psoriatic arthritis?

How do you  cure psoriatic arthritis?

No cure.: However, virtually completely remmitable. Old drugs, sulfasalazine, steroids, cyclophosphamide, and the new tnf-alpha inhibitors-enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) reimicade can work exceedingly well. The treatments usually improve the psoriasis as well. ...Read more

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How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

Yes: Multiple meds. Check with rheumatologist what is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for psoriasis arthritis?

Is there a cure for psoriasis arthritis?

No: There is no cure but there are treatments which help with symptoms. There are also treatments which help with prevention of further deterioration of joints. There is no cure but the treatments improve quality of life and prevent further damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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