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Psoriatic arthritis

Names

Description

Psoriatic arthritis
PsA

Psoriatic arthritis is chronic inflammation of the skin (psoriasis) and joints (inflammatory arthritis).

Prevalence

0.3% to 1% of the population

Typical Age of onset

PsA usually occurs between ages 40 through 50, but the disease may also occur in young children and elderly patients.

Symptoms

  • Swollen fingers and toes

  • Joint pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Stiffness

  • Swelling in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, feet, and spine

  • Fatigue