Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Underlying Cause

The cause of psoriatic arthritis is unknown. The cause of psoriatic arthritis is related to the immune system, which normally fights infection. The immune system mistakenly attacks normal joint tissue and skin, causing inflammation and breakdown of the joints.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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