There may be no manifestations on the skin: rheumatologist Gulyeva told how joints hurt with psoriasis

According to rheumatologist Tatyana Gulyeva, 10–40% of patients with this disease suffer from psoriatic arthritis. It is typical that a person may not have any manifestations on the skin.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by red patches covered with silvery-white scales. It usually affects the scalp, elbows, knees, nails and other areas of the body. Psoriasis is caused by a disorder of the immune system, which leads to accelerated turnover of skin cells. This can cause itching, redness and inflammation of the skin. Its causes are not fully known.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can cause pain, swelling, limited movement, and inflammation around the joints. Arthritis is caused by a variety of causes, including autoimmune disorders, infections, or trauma. It can affect one or more joints, as well as other organs and systems of the body.

How are psoriasis and arthritis related?

According to Gulieva, most often arthritis is combined with skin manifestations of psoriasis. But arthritis can also exist without skin manifestations.

— Joints with psoriasis do not just hurt, but hurt at rest, and improvement occurs after physical activity. This is the main difference between inflammatory joint disease and other arthrosis. Most often this is pain at night, but exercise can also worsen the condition. But the hallmark of inflammatory pain in the joints and spine is night pain, the doctor noted to Doctor Peter.

She named the signs of psoriatic arthritis:

  • Inflammatory pain.
  • Morning stiffness in the joints and spine.
  • Swelling of the joints.
  • Limited mobility in the spine, stiffness.
  • Increased body temperature.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
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  • Inflammatory eye diseases (uveitis, iridocyclitis).

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