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Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that occurs in up to 8 percent of people who have psoriasis (a skin condition that is characterized by scaling and swelling). It is more likely to occur in people who have a family history of psoriasis, HIV/AIDS, or other infections.
 
In a person with this type of arthritis, the joints and sometimes other areas of the body become inflamed. Other possible symptoms include:
 
  • Eye pain and redness
  • Low back pain or neck pain
  • Swelling of the fingers and/or toes.
 
(For more information about this condition, including treatment options that can help improve quality of life, click Psoriatic Arthritis.)
 
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