Psoriatic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care Fact Sheet

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints and where tendons and ligaments connect to bone. It is a type of arthritis that may occur in patients with psoriasis, a chronic immune-mediated condition that manifests with areas of skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than the normal rate, causing skin to build into raised patches or plaques.

The timely diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis are important to preventing irreversible joint damage.

This fact sheet from SWHR reviews common symptoms of PsA, risk factors for developing PsA, and how PsA presents differently in women. It also shares information on diagnosing and treating PsA.

 

Download the psoriatic arthritis: diagnosis and management in primary care fact sheet

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints and where tendons and ligaments connect to bone. It is a type of arthritis that may occur in patients with psoriasis, a chronic immune-mediated condition that manifests with areas of skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than the normal rate, causing skin to build into raised patches or plaques.

The timely diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis are important to preventing irreversible joint damage.

This fact sheet from SWHR reviews common symptoms of PsA, risk factors for developing PsA, and how PsA presents differently in women. It also shares information on diagnosing and treating PsA.