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Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to

Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to: Introduction

Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to: An inflammatory condition where the defective immune system causes joint inflammation as well as skin cells to grow rapidly causing psoriasis. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to is available below.

Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to

Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to

  • There are a large number of treatment options with varying degrees of success in different patients - often combinations of various therapies are required. The type of treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms and individual response to treatments already tried. Initially, the mildest treatments are used in order to avoid the side effects of stronger treatments.
  • Treatment options include:
  • Avoid triggers and exacerbating factors e.g. smoking, alcohol, obesity, stress, cold weather, hot showers, harsh soaps and other personal products
  • Regular moisturizing and baths containing bath oil, Epsom salts, dead sea salts and colloidal oatmeal can alleviate symptoms
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Causes of Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to

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Prognosis for Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to

Prognosis for Psoriatic Arthritis, susceptibility to: The prognosis is very variable with some patients responding well to simple treatments whereas other cases are quite resistant with symptoms persisting throughout life. Many cases tend to occur in cycles with periods of remission and resurgence. Sometimes patients respond to a particular treatment for a period of time and then become resistant to that form of treatment. Arthritis may further complicate the condition and will require stronger treatment options. Factors that indicate a poorer prognosis includes: strong family history of psoriatic arthritis, being female, arthritis in multiple joints and onset under the age of 20.

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