People with psoriasis who had not developed psoriatic arthritis (PsA) showed evidence of joint damage on CT scan, according to a German study published online in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. This study suggests that subtle joint changes may start before a person is diagnosed with PsA and “may be found in a substantially larger proportion of psoriasis patients than in those affected by PsA,” the researchers note. It’s crucial to detect joint disease as early as possible in psoriasis patients so that they can receive timely treatment.

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