Were you looking for information about Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriasis artritis is a common misspelling of psoriatic arthritis.
Up to 8 percent of people who have psoriasis (a skin condition that is characterized by scaling and swelling) develop psoriatic arthritis. The condition occurs just as often in women as it does in men, and it is most likely to occur between the ages of 30 and 50.
In a person with psoriatic arthritis, the joints (and sometimes other areas of the body) become inflamed. Other symptoms include eye pain and redness, low back pain or neck pain, and swelling of the fingers and/or toes.
Treatment can involve lifestyle changes, medications, and routine monitoring and ongoing care. Some risk factors for psoriatic arthritis include a family history of the condition, certain genetic factors, and trauma to the skin.
(Click Psoriatic Arthritis for more information on this condition, including the causes, types, symptoms, and risk factors -- as well some specific tests that a healthcare provider may use to diagnose psoriatic arthritis. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)