Typically when hearing the term psoriasis, one would be apt to imagine dealing with a skin condition. Psoriatic Arthritis is a much more serious condition. To learn more about this and other conditions affecting the spine, search here in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.
Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of arthritis that typically occurs in patients who have the chronic skin condition know as psoriasis. Generally, psoriasis is characterized by patches of the skin exhibiting a red color. It can involve few joints or many joints at once (in severe cases). In severe cases, the spine can be a location of risk for psoriatic arthritis. When the spine develops psoriatic arthritis, it can result in fusion.