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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It is unique because it can affect both the joints and the skin. Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Psoriasis describes a skin disease where patches of skin become inflamed. People with PsA can have swollen, painful joints and patches of itchy, scaly skin.
Psoriatic arthritis is one of 100 different types of arthritis. PsA is in a family of related conditions called spondyloarthropathies. Other members of this family include ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis and arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
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