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Can psoriatic arthritis be passed down?

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Both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related to your genes, so if you have a close family member with these skin or joint problems, you're more likely to have them, too.

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Psoriatic Arthritis: What are the effects?" American College of Rheumatology: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 29, 2019

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Psoriatic Arthritis: What are the effects?" American College of Rheumatology: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 29, 2019

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