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Is psoriasis linked to other autoimmune diseases?

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Yes. The most common tie is with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), which affects joints and the areas where tissue attaches to bone. Around 30% of people, when diagnosed with with psoriasis, also already have PsA. Even more people with psoriasis -- as many as 40% -- will get PsA, usually within five to 10 years of skin symptoms.

Other autoimmune conditions linked with psoriasis include:

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From: What Is Claustrophobia? WebMD Medical Reference

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Better Health Channel: "Claustrophobia."

HealthDirect: "Claustrophobia."

Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors : "Claustrophobia game: Design and development of a new virtual reality game for treatment of claustrophobia."

National Health Service (UK): "Claustrophobia," "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."

Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences : "Meta-analysis of functional brain imaging in specific phobia."

Radiology : "Analysis and prediction of claustrophobia during MR imaging with the Claustrophobia Questionnaire: An observational prospective 18-month single-center study of 6,500 patients."

Society of Clinical Psychology: "Exposure Therapy for Specific Phobias."

StatPearls: "Claustrophobia."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 24, 2019

SOURCES:

Better Health Channel: "Claustrophobia."

HealthDirect: "Claustrophobia."

Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors : "Claustrophobia game: Design and development of a new virtual reality game for treatment of claustrophobia."

National Health Service (UK): "Claustrophobia," "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."

Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences : "Meta-analysis of functional brain imaging in specific phobia."

Radiology : "Analysis and prediction of claustrophobia during MR imaging with the Claustrophobia Questionnaire: An observational prospective 18-month single-center study of 6,500 patients."

Society of Clinical Psychology: "Exposure Therapy for Specific Phobias."

StatPearls: "Claustrophobia."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 24, 2019

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