Psoriatic Arthritis (cont.)
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What Is the Prognosis for Psoriatic Arthritis?
Psoriatic arthritis tends to alternate between flare-ups and periods of improvement. It leads to joint damage and severe disability in many of the people it affects. Some people may need surgery.
The following factors influence how severe your psoriatic arthritis will be:
Rarely, complications such as joint dislocations of the neck and leaking of the heart valves may occur.
Psoriatic Arthritis Support Groups and Counseling
Education is one of the foundations for managing this chronic and typically relapsing disorder. People with psoriasis should be familiar with the treatment options in order to make proper informed decisions about therapy. The National Psoriasis Foundation is an excellent organization that provides support to people with psoriasis.
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/14/2016
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