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  1. Psoriatic Arthritis and Other Health Problems

    Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling in your joints. It sometimes comes along with psoriasis, a disease that affects the skin. It can also be linked with other serious conditions like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Although there’s no sure reason why thes

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  2. Drug Shows Promise for Psoriatic-Linked Arthritis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called brodalumab appears to be effective in treating patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis, a study says. Patients who responded to brodalumab had a significant improvement in their skin and reductio

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  3. Coping With Psoriatic Arthritis

    Treatment options have come a long way toward helping control the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Yet many people are living with the joint damage they suffered before newer treatment and prevention methods came along. And even now -- since psoriatic arthritis can be difficult to diagnose -- it can

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  4. Skin and Joint Care for Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis generally keeps a low profile. Before pro-golfer Phil Mickelson went public about having psoriatic arthritis, many people may not have known about it.  WebMD researched the most common psoriatic arthritis treatment options and the latest developments in psoriatic arthritis joint

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  5. Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otezla (apremilast) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis, a condition associated with the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis. Most people develop psoria

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  6. Psoriatic Arthritis: Getting the Diagnosis

    If you are one of the 7 million people in the United States who have the skin condition psoriasis, you should know the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. As many as 40 percent of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis. We don’t completely understand the causes of psoriasis and p

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  7. Stelara OK'd for Psoriatic Arthritis

    Oct. 4, 2013 -- Stelara, an injectable drug already approved to treat psoriasis, is now also approved to treat psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks healthy skin cells and joints, causing inflammation. Of the 7.5 million people with psoriasis, a

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  8. Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson Treated for Psoriatic Arthritis

    Aug. 11, 2010 -- Pro golfer Phil Mickelson recently announced that he is being treated for psoriatic arthritis. According to media reports, he first developed symptoms right before the U.S. Open, and the pain quickly became so intense that he couldn’t walk. To find out more about psoriatic arthritis

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  9. Study: Obesity Predicts Psoriatic Arthritis

    July 19, 2010 -- People who are obese at age 18 may face a higher risk of developing psoriatic arthritis as they grow older, according to a new study. Using statistical models, researchers led by Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, MD, of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, found that

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  10. Psoriasis Drug May Ease Psoriatic Arthritis

    Feb. 12, 2009 -- Ustekinumab, a biologic drug designed to treat psoriasis, may also curb psoriatic arthritis, researchers report online in The Lancet. Ustekinumab isn't on the market. Its maker, Centocor Inc., had asked the FDA to consider approving ustekinumab to treat chronic moderate to severe pl

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