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PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis — a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silvery scales. Most people develop psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but the joint problems can sometimes begin before skin lesions appear.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, and can range from relatively mild to severe. In both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, disease flares may alternate with periods of remission. 6 and 42 percent of people who have psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. The disease usually appears between the ages of 30 and 55 in people who have psoriasis, but it can be diagnosed during childhood. Unlike many autoimmune diseases, men and women are equally at risk for developing this condition. Types of Psoriatic Arthritis are:

Symmetric psoriatic arthritis affects several joints in pairs on both sides of your body, like both elbows or both knees. It can be mild to severe. It destroys your joints over time, and they may stop working. That's why you need treatment. For about half of people with this type, it can be disabling. The symptoms of symmetric psoriatic arthritis looks like rheumatoid arthritis.

Asymmetric psoriatic arthritis typically affects only a few joints. They can be large or small and anywhere in your body. Fingers and toes may swell like sausages.

Distal interphalangeal predominant (DIP) psoriatic arthritis mainly affects small joints at the ends of the fingers and toes, as well as the nails. Sometimes it's confused with osteoarthritis, what most people think of when they hear "arthritis," when the cartilage and bone in the joints wears away.

Spondylitis affects the backbone. It can cause inflammation and stiffness between your vertebrae -- the bones of your neck, spine, and lower back -- and pelvis. Spondylitis can also attack ligaments that connect muscles to bones and other connective tissue.

Arthritis mutilans is the most severe and destructive form of psoriatic arthritis. Fortunately, it's rare. It damages the small joints in your fingers and toes so badly that they become deformed.



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