Who is at risk for psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis occurs most commonly in adults between the ages of 30 and 50; however, it can develop at any age. Psoriatic arthritis affects men and women equally.

Up to 40% of people with psoriatic arthritis have a family history of skin or joint disease. Children of parents with psoriasis are three times more likely to have psoriasis and are at greater risk for developing psoriatic arthritis than children born of parents without psoriasis.

If you do have psoriasis, let your doctor know if you are having joint pain. In as many as 85% of cases, the skin disease occurs before the joint disease.

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