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What triggers psoriatic arthritis?

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Triggers include:

  • Injury to the skin: For example, a skin infection, skin inflammation, or excessive scratching.
  • Sunlight
  • Streptococcal infections
  • HIV

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders: "Roundtable Discussion on Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 8, 2020

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders: "Roundtable Discussion on Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 8, 2020

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