Can you have one without the other?

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Can you have one without the other?

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Can you have psoriatic arthritis without psoriasis?
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by Arthritis Care on Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:55 pm

Re: Can you have one without the other?

Hello there,

Thank you for your post.

Yes, psoriatic arthritis can occur without psorasis being present, particularly in those who have relatives with the condition.

Whilst it is true that the majority of people with PsA had psorasis before their joint pain began, in some cases it can occur the other way round and joint pain can begin prior to any skin changes.

You might like to look at our fact sheet here: ... -arthritis

And of course, you are more than welcome to call our freephone number below to chat thing through further.

Hope this helps,

Best wishes,

Arthritis Care Helpline
Tel 0808 800 4050 10 am - 4 pm weekdays

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