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    Arthritis, Psoriatic

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    It is possible that the main title of the report Arthritis, Psoriatic is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

    Synonyms

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • Asymmetric Arthritis
    • Symmetric Arthritis
    • Psoriatic Spondyloarthritis

    General Discussion

    Psoriatic, Arthritis is a rheumatoid-like arthritic condition characterized by pain and swelling (inflammation) of the joints (arthritis) that occurs in association with gray discoloration or scaly plaques of the skin (psoriasis). Abnormalities of the nails may also be present. In many cases, skin symptoms precede the development of arthritis by several years. The exact cause of the psoriatic arthritis is unknown.

    Resources

    National Psoriasis Foundation
    6600 SW 92nd Avenue
    Suite 300
    Portland, OR 97223-7195
    Tel: (503)244-7404
    Fax: (503)245-0626
    Tel: (800)723-9166
    Email: getinfo@psoriasis.org
    Internet: http://www.psoriasis.org/

    American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
    22100 Gratiot Ave.
    Eastpointe, MI 48021
    Tel: (586)776-3900
    Fax: (586)776-3903
    Tel: (800)598-4668
    Email: aarda@aarda.org
    Internet: http://www.aarda.org/

    Arthritis Foundation
    1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    USA
    Tel: (404)872-7100
    Tel: (800)283-7800
    Email: arthritisfoundation@arthritis.org
    Internet: http://www.arthritis.org

    Arthritis Society
    393 University Avenue
    Suite 1700
    Toronto
    Ontario, M5G IE6
    Canada
    Tel: 4169797228
    Fax: 4169798366
    Tel: 8003211433
    Email: info@arthritis.ca
    Internet: http://www.arthritis.ca

    NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Information Clearinghouse
    One AMS Circle
    Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
    USA
    Tel: (301)495-4484
    Fax: (301)718-6366
    Tel: (877)226-4267
    TDD: (301)565-2966
    Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/

    Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance
    P.O. Box 111
    St. Albans
    Hertfordshire, AL2 3JQ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 01923672837
    Fax: 01923682606
    Email: info@papaa.org
    Internet: http://www.papaa.org

    Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
    PO Box 8126
    Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
    Tel: (301)251-4925
    Fax: (301)251-4911
    Tel: (888)205-2311
    TDD: (888)205-3223
    Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

    KickAS.org
    11688 North Sage Brook Road
    Oro Valley, AZ 85737-7342
    Tel: (520)544-3023
    Fax: (520)544-3023
    Email: kickas@gmail.com
    Internet: http://www.kickas.org

    AutoImmunity Community
    Email: moderator@autoimmunitycommunity.org
    Internet: http://www.autoimmunitycommunity.org

    For a Complete Report:

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

    It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

    For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

    Last Updated: 4/25/2008
    Copyright 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2005 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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