Key Points About Psoriatic Arthritis in Children
- Psoriatic arthritis is a rare form of arthritis or joint inflammation that affects both skin and joints. It can occur in people who have the skin disease psoriasis.
- It is most common in adults ages 30 to 50, but it can start in childhood.
- This condition causes inflamed, swollen, and painful joints. It also causes eye pain and fatigue.
- Treatment may include medicines, heat and cold, splints, exercise, physical therapy and surgery.
- Early treatment may help the disease go into remission. Delayed treatment may lead to long-term disability.
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Rheumatology Treatment at Children's National Hospital
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