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Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?
Inflammation of the joints in a person suffering from skin psoriasis is known as Psoriatic arthritis. At times, a person may psoriatic arthritis without the presence of psoriasis.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by thick red patches with silvery scales. Psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis are autoimmune diseases
What is an autoimmune disease?
Normally, body's immune system is designed to fight microoraganisms causing infections. Due to various reasons, the immune system may start considering its own body organs as foreign & attacks it. This self intolerance is known as autoimmunity. The condition it results into is called as autoimmune disease. In psorisis the target of autoimmunity is the skin.
Does every person with psoriasis get psoriatic arthritis?
No. 7 - 42% patients with psoriasis eventually develop psoriatic arthritis.

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Created on: April 2007
Last updated on: Feb 2015
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