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Arthritis is Common in People with Psoriasis

Up to 14 percent of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis, a study suggests.

Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that combines symptoms of psoriasis, such as dry and scaly skin, with features of arthritis, such as pain and joint inflammation.

“People with psoriasis who complain of pain in their joints or back would have a significant and treatable form of arthritis,” he told Reuters Health Dr. Philip S. Helliwell, University of Leeds in Britain. “Most people who were diagnosed had symptoms for many years that had been misdiagnosed or underestimated by their physicians,” he added.

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