10 Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms-3

Scaly skin
Up to 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that results in scaly skin patches. As many as 30% of people with psoriasis eventually develop psoriatic arthritis.

For most people, psoriasis symptoms occur about 5 to 10 years before arthritis. In some cases, the arthritis shows up first. In 10% of people, psoriasis and arthritis are diagnosed simultaneously.

The severity of psoriasis doesn’t predict psoriatic arthritis. Some psoriasis symptoms are so mild or easy to overlook that people can be mistakenly diagnosed with osteoarthritis or other types of arthritis.

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