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How does psoriatic arthritis mimic symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Psoriatic arthritis can be mistaken for osteoarthritis, and in reality the two conditions usually do overlap. In psoriatic arthritis, the skin disease psoriasis causes inflammation that can make osteoarthritis worse. Eventually, the two conditions together can cause pain and eventually deformity of the joint.

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