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In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Psoriatic arthritis

Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.
They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling.

In brief: Psoriatic arthritis

Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.
They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Inflammation

In some people with psoriasis they develop inflammation of joints.
Itvcan. Involve.The spine as well as smaller joints in hands- and feet. Milder cases are treated with non steroidals. More severe cases may require treatment with biologics such as Enbrel . Remicade, or stelara (ustekinumab).

In brief: Inflammation

In some people with psoriasis they develop inflammation of joints.
Itvcan. Involve.The spine as well as smaller joints in hands- and feet. Milder cases are treated with non steroidals. More severe cases may require treatment with biologics such as Enbrel . Remicade, or stelara (ustekinumab).
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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