Dr. Norma Goodwin, President of Health Power for Minorities, interviews Dr. Grace Wright, rheumatologist, about psoriatic arthritis which is associated with psoriasis. Up to 2 million people have psoriasis and about 30% of them have psoriatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition. The arthritis consists of joint symptoms with pain, swelling and plaques (red, silvery skin patches).
The joints involved often occur in the hands, feet and hip. Dr. Wright discusses the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis and various treatment options for adults, which include oral therapy and injection. Online resources for additional information about psoriatic arthritis are provided.