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Psoriatic Arthritis

Overview

Mimics rheumatoid arthritis and is developed in 10% of patients of have psoriasis.

Involves the interphalangeal joints of the hands and feet – can become stiff and swollen, with toes affected more than fingers.

Symptoms
  • Stiff and swollen fingers and toes. Ends of the fingers and toes more affected.
  • Nails can become affected with thickened and discoloured nails. Common characteristics include nail pitting, yellowing, and nail lifting.
Risks
  • Men and women affected equally
  • Onset around age 30-55
Treatment
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Anti-rheumatic medications
  • Surgery in severe cases
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