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What is psoriatic arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
A variant or subtype is distal arthritis in the dip joints of the hand
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