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When should you see a doctor about psoriatic arthritis?

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If you have psoriasis and your joints hurt, let your doctor know: People without psoriasis can get psoriatic arthritis. You should call your doctor if you have:

  • Stiff joints
  • Painful or swollen joints
  • Irritated, red eyes

SOURCES:

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

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 03, 2019

SOURCES:

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

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 03, 2019

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