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How Well Do You Understand Psoriatic Arthritis?
How Well Do You Understand Psoriatic Arthritis?
Question 1 of 8 Correct

True or false: You can have psoriatic arthritis before having psoriasis.

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The correct answer is: The majority of people with psoriatic arthritis have already been diagnosed with psoriasis. However, about 15 percent of patients experience joint symptoms before skin symptoms. Another 15 percent are diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at the same time they are diagnosed with psoriasis.

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Which of the following joints can be affected by psoriatic arthritis.

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The correct answer is: Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in the body, from the small joints of the fingers and toes, to larger joints like the knees and ankles, to the shoulders, hips, and the joints between the vertebrae of the spine.

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Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are associated with which of the following health conditions?

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The correct answer is: People with psoriatic disease are at an increased risk for other inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and fibromyalgia. Psoriatic disease is also associated with a number of other health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and anxiety. While the relationship between psoriatic disease and these other conditions is not fully understood, one contributing factor may be the inflammation throughout the body that occurs when a person has psoriatic disease.

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Which word describes swelling of an entire finger or toe? (Sometimes described as “sausage digits.”)

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The correct answer is: Dactylitis is the term for the swelling of an entire finger or toe that occurs as a result of psoriatic arthritis. This is sometimes called “sausage digits.” It usually affects multiple fingers or toes, and usually does not occur in a symmetrical pattern.

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True or false: Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can be treated with diet alone.

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The correct answer is: There is little research supporting the idea that diet has a significant impact on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, some patients follow an anti-inflammatory diet, which can have benefits for overall health, including lowering your risk of other diseases like heart disease and diabetes. An anti-inflammatory diet is comprised of lean protein, healthy fats, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. The Mediterranean diet is one example of an anti-inflammatory diet. Always consult your healthcare provider before making any major changes to how you eat.

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Psoriatic arthritis only affects older adults.

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The correct answer is: While psoriatic arthritis is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 30 and 50, psoriatic arthritis affects people of all ages, including children and people who are elderly.

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True or false: If you are overweight, losing weight can help you manage psoriatic arthritis.

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The correct answer is: Weight loss may be helpful to patients with psoriatic arthritis who are overweight or obese. In obese patients, losing weight may improve a person’s response to treatment. If you are overweight or obese, talk to your healthcare provider about approaches to weight loss.

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True or false: Some biologic therapies can treat both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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The correct answer is: Biologic therapies block or inhibit specific inflammatory responses in the body to help control the inflammation that occurs when a person has psoriatic disease. A number of biologic therapies are approved for treating both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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