Psoriatic Arthritis

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Overview

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get them on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body.

Some people with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. It is often mild, but can sometimes be serious and affect many joints. The joint and skin problems don't always happen at the same time.

Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose psoriatic arthritis. There is no cure, but medicines can help control inflammation and pain. In rare cases, you might need surgery to repair or replace damaged joints.

FDA Approved Medicines

  • FDA approved golimumab, sold as Simponi, manufactured by Centocor Ortho Biotech for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis ( Ankylosing Spondylitis | Psoriatic Arthritis | Rheumatoid Arthritis ) in year 2009.
  • FDA approved apremilast, sold as Otezla, manufactured by Celgene for the treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis ( Psoriasis | Psoriatic Arthritis ) in year 2014.
  • FDA approved etanercept, sold as Enbrel, manufactured by Immunex for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis ( Psoriatic Arthritis ) in year 2002.