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What are the common kinds of arthritis?

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Not everyone with psoriasis and arthritis has psoriatic arthritis. People with psoriasis can develop other forms of arthritis, just like anyone else. The most common kinds of arthritis are:

  • Osteoarthritis, the most common kind of arthritis overall. This is the “wear and tear” arthritis caused by aging and injury.
  • Gout, arthritis characterized by attacks that occur when crystals deposit in the joints. Gout attacks are intensely painful, then subside over days.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease of the joints. Psoriatic arthritis is also an autoimmune disease, but is different from rheumatoid arthritis.

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

MedlinePlus: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Brockbank, J. Drugs, 2002.

Gladmann, D. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2005.

Gladmann, D. Journal of Rheumatology, 1999.

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

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

MedlinePlus: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Brockbank, J. Drugs, 2002.

Gladmann, D. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2005.

Gladmann, D. Journal of Rheumatology, 1999.

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

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 13, 2018

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