Got Psoriasis? 7 Signs You Have Arthritis Too

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Undiagnosed arthritis

by Amanda MacMillan

Psoriatic arthritis, a type of arthritis that affects people with the skin condition psoriasis, can attack the joints and tendons.

About 22% of people with psoriasis who have not been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis appear to have symptoms of the condition, such as joint pain, swelling, and warmth, according to a 2011 survey by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).

Based on the survey, which included 477 people and was funded by pharmaceutical companies, the NPF now recommends that doctors ask psoriasis patients these seven questions.

Next: Do your joints hurt?

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