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Pediatric Psoriatic Arthritis

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.
Departments

Departments

Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology aims to improve the health and quality of life for children with rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal disorders through comprehensive, patient-focused care, including testing, treatment, and patient and family education programs.