Psoriasis can affect your joints too! #PsoriaticArthritis. What you need to know:

 

Do you know that psoriasis can also affect your joints and cause an arthritis (in 10% of psoriatic patients)? It is recommended that patients with psoriasis who do not have a diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) complete an annual PEST questionnaire (NICE psoriasis guidelines 2012), to see if you need a referral to a Rheumatologist.  If you have not done this before, take this questionnaire now!

The PEST screening questionnaire updated aug 2013 v5-page-001

 

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Psoriatic arthritis can be very disabling and debilitating if left untreated. Treated in its early stages, we can easily arrest progression. Who would be a better person to take responsibility for your health than yourself? Act Now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Reading: http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/121/section4.html

 

 

About Dr.Sasi Attili

Dr. Sasi Kiran Attili is the founder of Online Skin specialist LTD and is the principal Dermatology consultant on this website panel, answering Dermatology Questions from visitors around the world. He is a UK trained/ accredited consultant Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist. He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists. He currently works as a Consultant Dermatologist at Dewsbury Hospital and entertains private dermatology consultations Online and within Leeds/ Yorkshire. This blog has been created to answer common and simple questions that users might have regarding the skin.
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