Causes and Risk Factors

Up to 30% of people with psoriasis go on to develop psoriatic arthritis. Both genetic and environmental factors seem to be associated with the development of this condition.

Risk factors include:

  • Psoriasis. Having psoriasis is the greatest risk factor for developing psoriatic arthritis. People with psoriasis lesions on their nails are especially likely to develop psoriatic arthritis.
  • Your family history. Many people with psoriatic arthritis have a parent or a sibling with the disease.
  • Your age. Although anyone can develop psoriatic arthritis, it occurs most often in adults ages 30 - 50.
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Published August 2011

Basics
Overview
Causes & Risk Factors
Symptoms
Your Healthcare Team
Diagnosis
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Treatment


Features
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Fitness: Stretch Away Pain
Quiz: Test Your Psoriatic Arthritis IQ

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