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How can psoriatic arthritis affect your body?

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Psoriatic arthritis can affect both the inside and outside of your body. The main goal of treatment is to control the inflammation that causes your joints to swell and ache. That will ease your pain and help prevent further damage.

From: Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, Health Educator, National Psoriasis Foundation

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, Dermatologist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriatic Arthritis” “Psoriatic Arthritis Treatments”

American College of Rheumatology: “NSAIDS: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.”

MedLine Plus Medical Encyclopedia: “Diclofenac and misoprostol.”

Johnston, BL and Conly, JM. , July-August 2006. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

UpToDate: "Treatment of psoriatic arthritis."

Schett, G. , October 2010. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease

 FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 29, 2019

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, Health Educator, National Psoriasis Foundation

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, Dermatologist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriatic Arthritis” “Psoriatic Arthritis Treatments”

American College of Rheumatology: “NSAIDS: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.”

MedLine Plus Medical Encyclopedia: “Diclofenac and misoprostol.”

Johnston, BL and Conly, JM. , July-August 2006. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

UpToDate: "Treatment of psoriatic arthritis."

Schett, G. , October 2010. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease

 FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 29, 2019

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