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Psoriatic Arthritis Overview

What is psoriatic arthritis?
A person with psoriatic arthritis has inflammation of the joints, which may occur with psoriasis.

What are the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis?
Common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include joint pains, joint swelling and stiffness, fever, and fatigue.

How does the doctor treat psoriatic arthritis?
General treatment for psoriatic arthritis includes rest, warm compresses, physical therapy, medications, splints, and a cane or walker. Treatment for severe psoriatic arthritis may include joint replacement surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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