Psoriasis Smarts: How to Get Help

Famous People With Psoriatic Arthritis

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High-profile health problem

by Amanda Gardner

Psoriatic arthritis is caused by an overactive immune system. It affects the joints, often those in the fingers or toes.

The impact of psoriatic arthritis varies greatly from one person to another, depending on how many joints are involved, says Nortin Hadler, MD, a rheumatologist and professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Still, no matter how bad the disease, early diagnosis and treatment helps. Here are the stories of four people who have grappled with psoriatic arthritis.

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