Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is a form of inflammatory arthritis that usually occurs in people with a skin disease called psoriasis. About 10-30% of people with psoriasis will develop Psoriatic arthritis, a disease that affects both men and women and usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50. Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease belonging to the group of spondyloarthropathies (such as Bekhterev’s disease). Spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the spine and joints.There is no cure for PA, but with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the disease can be controlled and serious joint damage prevented. Most people with psoriasis can lead active and productive lives with appropriate treatment that combines medication, surgery (in some cases), exercise, rest and joint protection techniques.PA is usually slow-onset and spreads from joint to joint over a period of weeks to months.
However, in some (less common) cases, severe PA can develop suddenly. In short, PA is an atypical disease, with symptoms that vary widely from person to person.